In order to achieve RINA Green Plus classification, superyachts will now have to be built in accordance with criteria from the Wood Forever Pact.
Prince Albert II of Monaco established the Wood Forever Pact in 2010 as a way to protect the environment. It focuses on deforestation and encourages yacht builders and owners to buy from suppliers who are eco-friendly, as opposed to those who practice illegal logging and contribute to deforestation.
Burger Boat Company and VSY in Italy are members of Wood Forever. With membership in the pact now required for RINA Green Plus certification, more superyacht builders are likely to sign on soon.
RINA Green Plus certification requires yachts to be built and operated in ways that reduce emissions and contribute to a sustainable environment.