Those with a long term relationship with Simpson Marine will already know how important it is to our team to care for the ocean and the world we live in. Over the past 37 years, Simpson Marine has undertaken multiple different initiatives that help to look after the sea, the planet, marine life, and our local communities. From beach clean-ups to supporting educational swim programmes, we do our best to give back and do the right thing. It is important to everyone at Simpson Marine to involve ourselves in giving back, and we hope to inspire you too by sharing some of our most impactful projects.
SAYING NO TO SINGLE-USE PLASTIC
Having seen first-hand how much plastic can spoil our oceans, we have stopped using any single-use plastic at boat shows and events. We are also working hard to eliminate its use from our daily operations across the board. It is our goal to be fully single-use plastic-free within two years. Join us and say no to single-use plastic!
CLEANING UP OUR WATERS
We are personally getting involved in cleaning up the seas and have supported many people doing the same important work. We have backed the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Pick Up Plastic initiative, together with their work to study and restore marine life around Hong Kong. We have also previously sponsored the Rotary Yacht Club of Malaysia’s impressive waterway clean up missions in Langkawi that have brought together over 1000 volunteers at one time – there are now big plans for 2021 and a much-needed mangrove clean up is on the cards.
SUPPORTING OUR YOUTH
Our children are our future, and we work hard to try and support the next generation of ocean lovers. Simpson Marine has supported the Splash Foundation for many years now, both financially and by providing spectator boats for Splash Foundation fundraisers. This inspiring organisation provides swimming lessons for underprivileged children and their caregivers, helping to be sure that everyone is able to learn ocean safety and swimming skills no matter what their financial situation. With the youth in mind, our new Sailing Academy in Pattaya will offer sailing courses to underprivileged children and young people who would like to explore this great sport.
We are working with and supporting a number of marine initiatives that are close to our hearts – they share our values and desire to protect our oceans. One of these is the Oceans For All Foundation, based in Phuket, which is a central platform for a number of different projects that work towards marine restoration. These include a shark breeding and release programme, the flagship project of growing corals that are then relocated to reefs around Phuket, and the Bluepass that allows participants to offset their yachting carbon use and thereby support the Foundation’s projects.
LONG TERM COMMITMENT TO DOING BETTER
As an organisation, Simpson Marine is in it for the long run, and we are fully committed to always doing better and doing right by our oceans. We are working hard on our long term plans for sustainability and our corporate social responsibility (CSR) pledge to ensure that we can have enduring partnerships with all these organisations and their great work. Let’s all work together and make a difference. After all, without our oceans we have nothing.