Alcatraz Cruises Is Awarded San Francisco Green Business Certification!
(SAN FRANCISCO, March 17, 2017) – Alcatraz Cruises is officially awarded certification status by the San Francisco Green Business Program, affiliate of the California and Bay Area Green Business Networks. In order to be designated as a San Francisco Green Business, applicants must meet the program standards and be in compliance with all applicable environmental regulations. Alcatraz Cruises developed green business practices throughout its operations
when it first formed and has been continually expanding green initiatives ever since.
Alcatraz Cruises, Director of ISO, Training & Sustainability states “Our Commitment is to Respect Our Crew, Our Guests and Our Planet,” and “take environmental actions to protect and conserve natural resources and ecosystems; prevent pollution, conserve water and energy, reduce waste; educate guests and employees on environmental stewardship; seek opportunities to innovate with stakeholders for sustainability; and partner with vendors with
green procurement standards.” In 2009, Alcatraz Cruises launched its Hornblower Hybrid Fleet, which was the first hybrid ferry fleet in North America and one of the first in the world. The Hybrid Fleet uses power generated by ten-foot-tall wind turbines and photovoltaic solar arrays covering the awning on the top decks.
The San Francisco Green Business sets stringent criteria, providing technical assistance, and publicly recognizing and promoting Green Businesses with a seal that enables customers to shop in keeping with their values. SF Green Business program standards are developed by program staff with input from industry experts, utility companies, pollution prevention professionals, City inspectors and trade associations. Association of Bay Area Governments
(ABAG) coordinates the standards development process for the Bay Area. In San Francisco, the standards are further revised to incorporate local ordinances and environmental services available to businesses here. The SF Green Business Program seeks input on the standards through a public participation workshop for each new business sector. For more information visit http://sfgreenbusiness.org/
Alcatraz Cruises is the official Golden Gate Recreation Area National Park Service Concessioner providing services for the Alcatraz Island experience. As an innovative leader in maritime hospitality, Alcatraz Cruises focuses on creating shared values and continuously driving improvement in guest and employee satisfaction, quality business operations, health & safety, environmental sustainability, education, social responsibility, community engagement and quality of life. For more information, please contact: Margaret E. Foster-Roesner, Director ISO, Training &
Sustainability [email protected]