Premier colleagues Hollie, Mike, Rachel and Elliot have returned from their transatlantic rowing challenge having completed the 3000nM row in 42 days, 9 hours and 19 minutes. An awe-inspiring achievement. The team, called In Our Element, pushed themselves to the limit to raise awareness of the University of Portsmouth's Centre of Enzyme Innovation and a real-life solution to reducing ocean plastic pollution.

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Having spent most of their lives living and working by the sea, they are hugely passionate about protecting the ocean from pollution for future generations.

Aligned with this environmental message, Premier Marinas sponsored their challenge, recognising that we have a duty to reduce the impact on the environment from our own business activity and that of our marina users.

Premier Marinas is on a journey to become greenhouse gas free by 2030 and carbon zero by 2050. It’s a journey because we’re always striving to improve. And, whilst ISO 14001 Environmental Management and ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management certifications are fairly common in construction and in other industries, Premier was the first marina group to obtain these quality standards. Receiving a Bronze EcoVadis accreditation last year further demonstrates Premier Marinas commitment to sustainability.

Look out for email invitations from the IOE team to hear a personal account of this monumental rowing achievement or keep an eye on your marina Facebook page and FaceBook community group for more information.