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 14 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

The 2019 Green Marine results indicate unwavering commitment to a broader range of priorities. For this 12th year of certification, the environmental program continues to demonstrate its effectiveness and ability to inspire participants to exceed regulatory requirements.

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.

Green Marine Europe

The Green Marine Europe environmental program is now available to European ship owners following our partnership with Surfrider Foundation Europe. The Green Marine Europe label will function according to the same model of rigour and transparency as in North America.

A pivotal element of Green Marine’s success from the outset has been the active support from environmental stakeholders and  governments.

Meet our 80+ supporters


May 13, 2021

Welcome Hempel, our latest partner member

Hempel is a world-leading supplier of coating solutions to protect structures and equipment from corrosion in the marine, yacht, container and other industries. The coatings extend asset lifetimes and reduce maintenance costs in addition to brightening work places and home life. Owned by the Hempel Foundation, which strives to make a difference by empowering children’s […]

May 10, 2021

ECHO Program relaunches vessel slowdown after last year’s efforts almost halved noise

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority-led ECHO Program is again coordinating the voluntary slowdown of vessels in specific waterways inhabited during the summer into the late fall by the endangered Southern resident killer whales. The renewed initiative follows last year’s slowdowns successfully decreasing underwater sound intensity in critical whale habitat areas by almost 50%. In the […]

May 10, 2021

Green Marine welcomes its newest supporter member, Nets for Net Zero

Nets for Net Zero is a new Canadian non-profit organization working to clear ghost fishing gear from the ocean and repurpose it as part of a transparent circular economic system. An estimated 64,000 tonnes of fishing nets are lost or discarded in oceans annually, often entangling marine life. Nets for Net Zero is building a […]


December 2020
  • Heading towards decarbonization!
  • The industry’s COVID-19 response
  • Planning for climate resilience
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