Ms Artagnan joined Brittany Ferries in March 2019, after spending six years developing offshore wind farms and working on smart projects.
Christophe Mathieu, CEO Brittany Ferries commented
From the outset, Brittany Ferries has had a profound respect for the environment. However, Claire’s key role will be to ensure positive action is coordinated across all parts of business, from the delivery of new ships to tenders for every new contract. It’s a key role and we warmly welcome her to the Brittany Ferries family.
In general, the ferry company has already taken major steps in reducing its environmental impact, focusing mostly in single-use plastics. Additionally, the company's buyers are discussing on sourcing bamboo cutlery to replace the limited remaining plastic cutlery used on board.
Concerning progress, Brittany Ferries announced the previous week the launch of two new vessels promising a CO2 cut from its vessel, aiming to a greener future. Also, three new LNG ships will be delivered within the next four years, in an investment worth more than half a billion euro.
Moreover, Brittany ferries signed a green maritime agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB), and Societe General, launching ‘Honfleur’ which was Brittany Ferries’ first LNG powered ferry and began operation in April 2019 on its Caen-Ouistreham (France) and Portsmouth (UK) route.