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.

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 75+ supporters


September 24, 2020

PONANT’s Certification: A new first for Green Marine

Marseille, France, September 24, 2020 – PONANT is the first international cruise line to join the Green Marine environmental certification program for the marine industry. This initiative distinguishes the players in the maritime industry that undertake to measure their environmental performance each year and reduce their environmental footprint. The program offers a specific framework for […]

September 16, 2020

New partner: CRC Distribution

CRC Distribution provides raw materials, semi-machined parts, as well as fully engineered sealing and bearing solutions for the marine industry. It is North America’s only authorized distributor of Orkot® – a thermoset composite bearing approved for use in critical applications and holding all major class approvals. Orkot® composites are self-lubricating and can operate with seawater […]

September 16, 2020

Vapcor Inc.’s HydraFlow classified as EAL

Vapcor Inc.’s HydraFlow®, a fire-resistant, water-glycol hydraulic fluid, has been tested and classified as an Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL). HydraFlow® has also passed Environment Canada’s ecotoxicity acute lethality test using rainbow trout. Environment Canada uses the ecotoxicity test on all fluids that could potentially spill into Canadian waterways. HydraFlow® won’t leave any static sheen (EPA Method […]


June 2020
  • Montreal Port Authority’s Sylvie Vachon redefines environmental leadership
  • Green Marine Europe is launched!
  • Cleaner fuel considerations
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