first_imgSGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has awarded ISO certificates in ACI marinas for three areas of activity, namely ISO 9001: 2015 for the area of ​​quality management system; ISO 14001: 2015 for the area of ​​environmental management system and ISO 50001: 2011 for the area of ​​energy management systems.Thus, 22 ACI marinas, as part of the largest marina system in the Mediterranean, by meeting strict certification requirements, confirmed their focus on responsible business, responsible energy use and environmental protection, with the aim of improving the quality and safety of guest service, business processes and contributions. in promoting sustainable tourism in Croatia, point out the ACI marina.”I am extremely pleased with the fact that ACI has shown with this international certificate that it is a company that works intensively and will continue to work to raise the quality of business and that is aware of the need for environmental protection and efficient use of energy. Our efforts are aimed at bringing the quality and diversity of service in Croatian nautical tourism in general to the level of excellence so that Croatia is recognized as a destination for top nautical tourism. By continuous investments in the organization, facilities, human resources and environmental protection, we have a long-term impact on increasing quality and raising standards in marinas, but also with business partners and in the entire destination, which is reflected in a number of other tourism and industry.” said the President of the Management Board of ACI, Kristijan Pavićut, and added that this achievement is an additional confirmation that ACI is a leader in the segment of Croatian nautical tourism, but also an additional incentive to achieve excellence.   The director of the certification department of SGS Adriatic, Drago Goić, stated during the presentation of the certificate: “Certificates are awarded for a period of three years, and SGS is obliged to conduct an inspection every year in order to gather evidence of continuous improvement of the management system according to these standards. Boat satisfaction, environmental protection and energy efficiency are the basic goals of certified systems. ”last_img read more


first_imgAsset managers should be held to account by pension funds over their stewardship issues at annual stewardship meetings, according to the chief responsible investment officer of Aviva Investors.Steve Waygood said there was a need to “shine a light” on the stewardship efforts of the investment management industry, and that the industry needed to be significantly more public in its disclosures on the issue.Speaking at a National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) event on stewardship, Waygood said that, unlike a code for companies on corporate governance – which saw the matters discussed at AGMs and followed up by the capital markets – the Stewardship Code had no mechanism for holding asset managers to account.He pointed out that both Aviva Investors and Aviva published stewardship reports, but he questioned who was monitoring the data published. “How do our clients get to hold us to account for the content?” he asked. “Where is the equivalent to the AGM?”Waygood went on to recommend that an organisation, such as the NAPF, convene a stewardship AGM as a market-based mechanism for accountability, with one trustee from each of the group’s member pension funds present.He said trustees would be required to “come and vote on a series of presentations from the very biggest fund managers”.“The clients that were in the room would sequentially be able to vote on each of the chief executives of the asset managers’ presentations on the quality and breadth and depth of stewardship,” he said.“We need to shine a light on the stewardship of the investment management industry by being much more public to the end owners.”He said the debate surrounding stewardship had all too often has been “an ivory tower between the investment managers, corporate governance experts and fund managers”.Chris Hitchen, chief executive of RPMI, supported the call for pension investors to ensure asset managers were “doing the best job they can on our behalf”.However, Hitchen also said diversification of pension assets had been “overdone” in the last decade, meaning that fewer, larger stakes could be more easily monitored by pension funds.“Our goals aren’t really to match or beat indices,” he said, “they should for a long-term real return.“In that guise, holding fewer, larger investments and then having more deep relationships with the boards of our investee companies makes perfect sense.“We need to be committed owners.”last_img read more