The core team at RS Sailing are life-long sailors who love being on the water. We’d like to think we’ve developed some great boats for people like us and for the next generation of sailors, so we want to do our part to protect the environment we all enjoy sailing in.
The RS Marine Group’s Sustainability Policy follows three guiding principles, seeking to promote environmental sustainability, remove social barriers and
develop economic growth. To reinforce and broaden the implementation of the policy, RS Sailing has recently launched a Responsible Sailing sustainability programme with its RS Classes. As part of the new programme, RS Marine Group uses third-party tools specifically developed for the marine industry to measure and monitor their operational carbon footprint and life cycle assessment for each RS class of boat. Supported by the RS Class Associations, RS Marine
Group is using their own tools to monitor the footprint of events. From this, all measurements are analysed to better understand where positive changes and further education can be made. Regular reporting will be ongoing to assess the environmental, social and economic impact. RS Marine Group is working with multiple partners to help remove barriers to age, gender, disability and social status. We, at RS Sailing, view this as an ongoing programme – the job will never be done.
We aim to continually improve and to set the sustainability standard within our part of the sailing industry which we hope others will follow.