Our Commitment to the Environment
For many years now Richardson’s has provided boating holidays which enable visitors to explore and enjoy the stunning Broads environment, an area that we are immensely proud of.
With large numbers of people visiting The Broads each year we need to promote sustainable tourism to ensure that we protect this special environment so that everybody can enjoy the area now and in the future and so that the unique wildlife will continue to thrive.
We are members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme and are undertaking a programme of measures to reduce our environmental impact. We are reducing our energy consumption through measures such as replacing lighting with low energy lighting and investing in solar power on boats. We are managing our water consumption and introducing numerous measures to reduce waste. Throughout the company we are switching to environmentally-friendly cleaning products, particularly on our boats, as we wish to discourage any products (such as cleaners and washing-up liquid) from reaching the water environment. Phosphates found in household cleaners cause growth of weeds and algae which reduce oxygen in the water. Chlorine causes serious damage to animals and plant life.
Please join us in looking after our environment.