Green Marine

Advancing Environmental Excellence

Green Marine is an environmental certification program for the North American marine industry.


It is a voluntary, transparent and inclusive initiative that addresses key environmental issues through its 12 performance indicators. Participants are shipowners, ports, terminals, Seaway corporations and shipyards.


To receive their certification, participants must benchmark their annual environmental performance through the program’s self-evaluation guides, have their results verified by an accredited external verifier and agree to publication of their individual results.

Self-evaluation guides

The self-evaluation guides help participants assess their environmental performance with respect to the program’s criteria. They are updated on an annual basis in order to take into account changing regulations and emerging issues.

Meet our supporters

Green Marine has more than 65 official supporters. A pivotal element of Green Marine’s success from the outset has been the active support from environmental stakeholders and  governments. Several of them participate in shaping and reviewing the environmental program.

Discover the program

The cornerstone of the Green Marine initiative is its far-reaching environmental program, which makes it possible for any marine company operating in Canada or the U.S. to reduce its environmental footprint by undertaking concrete and measurable actions.

Browse our directory to see all the products and services Green Marine partners offer.

Environmental Products & Services Directory


March 15, 2019

SODES 6th Annual Rendez-vous to focus on Port development

The St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES) Rendez-vous’ 6th edition will take place on April 11 in Montréal. This year’s theme is Port development and land-use planning: issues and outlook for the future. In the current context, where many Québec ports are expanding their territory, where federal ports are being transferred to the provincial government […]

March 14, 2019

Petro-Nav achieved the ICI on recycle + Elite certification

Petro-Nav, a subsidiary of Groupe Desgagnés, has achieved the ICI on recycle + Elite certification, the program’s highest level of recognition. Created in 2003, ICI on recycle + recognizes the efforts made by industries, commercial enterprises and institutions that responsibly manage their residual materials using initiatives based on the 4R hierarchy (Reduce at source, Reuse, […]

March 9, 2019

Government of Canada announces investments in scientific research to protect Canada’s endangered whales

The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced that the University of British Columbia, Dalhousie University and the Université du Québec à Montréal will receive a total of $2.9 million in funding, under the Whale Science for Tomorrow initiative, for scientific research on the Southern Resident Killer Whale, North Atlantic Right Whale […]


November 2018
  • Vast GHG emissions reduction on IMO horizon
  • Washington State Ferries plies cleaner future
  • WWF-Canada’s President discusses supporter role