Powerboat P1 achieves ISO 14001

Saturday, 02 February 2013


London-based powerboat racing promoter, Powerboat P1 has achieved the internationally recognised ISO 14001 standard which requires companies to have an environmental policy and action plan to manage environmental impact.  As a certified organisation and responsible business, P1 is committed to continuous improvement of environmental performance and it is the first powerboat racing company to achieve this standard.

Powerboat P1's success in achieving its key targets of establishing an effective environmental management system (EMS), becoming an environmental 'champion' within its sport and enforcing best practice so as to exceed required standards has resulted in the company being
registered for ISO 14001.  This internationally accepted standard defines the requirements for establishing, implementing and operating an EMS, which is a framework that allows P1 to consistently control its impacts on the environment and continually improve its business operations.

P1 implements a comprehensive company policy which applies a high level of environmental standards to its activities, particularly its races for both SuperStock powerboats and AquaX jet skis.  "The need to protect the environment and conserve natural resources is now embraced by the most competitive and succesful multi-national companies", commented P1 chief executive James Durbin.  "Within motorsport there is an increasing sensitivity to the environment and at P1 we recognise that our operations have an environmental impact, albeit a limited one. Our aim is to exceed the minimum requirements of environmental legislation and approved codes of practice."    

ISO 14001 was first introduced as a British Standard in 1996 and the independent assessment of P1's management system and processes was conducted by the leading certification body, the British Assessment Bureau.  "It is not just a 'paper' standard as it demands the commitment of our whole business and to meet the standard we must be re-audited annually", added Durbin.

P1 will extend the scope of its EMS as its racing series move into new international markets.

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