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 13 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Environmental Products & Services Directory


May 29, 2020

Enviropod Webinar – Overview of the LittaTrap technology

Enviropod will hold a webinar to introduce their LittraTrap technology on June 9 at 1 pm (EST). The webinar will cover technical features such as hydraulic design, performance testing and the installation and maintenance processes. The presentation is recommended to engineers and environmental consultants looking to learn more about an innovative pre-treatment or stand-alone treatment […]

May 29, 2020

Haro Strait and Boundary Pass slowdowns for whales may begin as early as June 1st

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s ECHO Program promotes voluntary slowdowns in Haro Straight and Boundary Pass to significantly reduce underwater noise from vessels. Research shows that reduced noise makes it easier for the endangered Southern resident killer whales to forage. Marine mammal observers and hydrophones will begin monitoring the slowdown area on June 1st. As […]

May 19, 2020

Virtual GreenTech – Webseries – Starting June 2020

We understand that COVID-19 is also affecting all of our members. In a effort to relay some of the valued knowledge sharing, networking and discussions at the core of GreenTech, our team developed interactive, video-conference sessions based on aspects of the GreenTech 2020 preliminary program. Three sessions will be offered in June, and three more […]


November 2019
  • Green Marine factors into new Great Lakes’ blue economy
  • New ship recycling indicator on the program’s horizon
  • Integrating data technology to enhance social licence
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