The Charta Smeralda is an ethical code of conduct promoting principles and actions to protect the ocean. It was created to raise awareness among the general public, businesses and all stakeholders, of the urgent need to address the most critical problems affecting the ocean and marine and coastal ecosystems. It aims to define concrete, immediate and solution-focused areas of intervention.
By signing the Charta Smeralda, you commit to protecting the ocean, by reducing the environmental impact of you recreational, sporting and professional activities and avoiding damage to marine and coastal environments.
1. COASTAL AND MARINE POLLUTION
Adopt the suggested best practices to reduce sources of pollution to a minimum, starting with cleaning and maintenance of your boat: from avoiding fuel leaks while refilling your tanks to disposing of black water.
2. NATURAL RESOURCES, REUSE AND RECYCLE
Reduce use of natural resources and drinkable water to the minimum necessary. If recycling is not available, take the initiative to promote good practices.
3. NO TO DISPOSABLE PLASTIC
4. ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
Reduce energy consumption both at sea and on land. Act responsibly and use ecological fuels such as biomass or electric or hybrid motors. Power on-board services with wind or hydro generators or solar panels.
5. PRESERVATION OF THE NATURAL AND MARINE HABITAT
Protect and preserve marine flora and fauna. Use biodegradable detergents, respect restrictions in place to protect the environment, do not throw garbage into the sea, including cigarette butts.
6. ETHICAL AND RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR
Follow the law and report any violations or accidents you see to the authorities. Act in a responsible manner both at sea and on land.
7. PROACTIVE PROTECTION
Become an active voice in promoting solutions to reduce negative impact on the ocean. Inform those around you of possible solutions and benefits.
8. COLLABORATE AND SHARE
Participate, share and commit to promoting programs and initiatives to safeguard marine habitat. Follow and promote One Ocean on social media!
9. INVOLVEMENT OF FUTURE GENERATIONS
Transmit the values and principles of protecting the ocean and coastal areas to future generations. Actively partecipate in educational initiatives for younger generations and be a positive inspiration to them through your responsible behavior.
10. PUBLICIZING THE CHARTA SMERALDA
By signing the Charta Smeralda you become an ambassador for the protection of the ocean and coastal areas. Sign up and share your commitment in your community.
Sign the Charta Smeralda
Have you read Charta Smeralda and feel you share its values? Sign it and take action with concrete and recognizable initiatives.
By signing the Charta Smeralda as a representative of an organization, you commit your institution, company or yacht club to managing its activities in a sustainable way and to complying with international, national and local regulations on environmental protection.
1. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND ECO-FRIENDLY BEHAVIOR
Commitment to implementing a management plan so that all activities are eco-friendly, and to promoting virtuous behavior on the part of members, customers and suppliers to reduce environmental impact.
2. ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY
Commitment to being responsible and transparent in all activities and initiatives, monitoring environmental impact and making data and information accessible to all stakeholders.
3. COLLABORATION AND SHARING
Commitment to developing ideas, innovative solutions, best practices, gathering data and information to be shared with other organizations, partners, members and the scientific community.
4. INVOLVING YOUNGER GENERATIONS
Commitment to raising awareness among the public, members and clients on safeguarding the marine and coastal environment (ocean literacy) involving younger generations through educational initiatives.
5. COMMUNICATING AND PROMOTING THE CHARTA SMERALDA
Commitment to communicating and promoting the Charta Smeralda and its principles among members, customers, partners and other organizations and companies.