The Marina de Vilamoura, S.A. has an Environment and Quality Management System (SGQA) implemented and certified by Norms ISO 14001, since July 2002, and ISO 9001 since August 2004. This means that the Marina applies practices to monitor its activities in a rigorous way, with the aim of minimising its related environmental impact, and that it adopts procedures for the continual improvement of the services it provides and the satisfaction of its customers, and that these practices are internationally recognised.
The effectiveness of the SGQA is regularly put to test in internal audits and in periodical external checks by an appropriate body, duly accredited for the purpose, the SGS - ICS, in which the system is evaluated with the aim of guaranteeing that the work of the Vilamoura Marina is carried out in a way that meets the requirements of these two key norms. It should be stressed that this process of certification covers not only the management and work of the Vilamoura Marina but also the management of the Falésia Beach (Rocha Baixinha) and Vilamoura Beach (Marina Beach).
The certifications ISO 14001 (Environment) and ISO 9001 (Quality), together with the European Blue Flag for Marina’s and Recreational Harbours (awarded to the Vilamoura Marina since 2001) demonstrate the success of the policy adopted by the management of Vilamoura Marina, thus contributing to make Vilamoura a tourism destination that offers high standards of environmental quality to all its visitors.