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.

See the latest results

Green Marine’s environmental program continues, year after year, to demonstrate its effectiveness and its ability to inspire participants to exceed regulatory requirements. The 2018 results indicate that the participants are continuing to rise to new challenges.

Meet our supporters

Green Marine has more than 70 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


August 16, 2019

Several partners make ENR’s 2019 Top 200 Environmental Firms Survey

Four Green Marine partners are on this year’s list of top 200 environmental firms published by Engineering News Record (ENR). Stantec, WSP, SNC-Lavalin and Kennedy/Jenks Consultants have been ranked No. 8, 16, 24 and 105 respectively. Stantec, SNC-Lavalin and Kennedy/Jenks were cited for their engineering and/or design work, while WSP made the list for its consulting and/or studies services and its work in construction, contracting and…

August 15, 2019

Ocean Exchange welcomes applications for 2019 innovation awards

A Call for Solutions from Ocean Exchange is now open for entries to compete for two $100,000 USD monetary innovation awards. Ocean Exchange welcomes registration from innovators with working prototypes in materials, devices, processes or systems that have the ability to Have Impact Though Sustainability, such as innovations…

August 12, 2019

Green Marine @ the CFA 2019 Conference and Trade Show

Green Marine will be in Saint John, New Brunswick, this September 15-17 for the Canadian Ferry Association (CFA) 2019 Conference and Trade Show. David Bolduc, Green Marine’s executive director, will address how the environmental certification program can benefit ferry operators across the country…


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