The Green Marine environmental certification program offers a comprehensive framework for maritime companies to benchmark and then reduce their environmental footprint.
Through its 14 performance indicators, the comprehensive program addresses prioritized environmental issues related to air, water and soil quality, as well as community relations.
To obtain their certification, Green Marine participants must demonstrate continual and measurable improvement, year after year, and respect all elements of the certification process, i.e., the annual self-evaluation, external verification, and publication of results.
The certification process is rigorous and transparent. It requires participants to commit to continual improvement.
The 14 performance indicators target key issues, and their criteria are distributed on a 1-to-5 scale.
To obtain Green Marine certification, a participant must undergo an external verification every two years.
Green Marine offers an action plan to assess and improve your environmental performance.
A program applicable to all aspects of maritime transportation – ship owners, ports, terminals, shipyards –– and addresses priority environmental issues.
Participants measure their environmental performance and take concrete actions; external verification ensures program’s rigour and credibility.
The program is developed in partnership with an extensive network of environmental groups, government agencies and academic experts.
All program criteria and requirements are accessible with participants’ results published, which contributes to a high level of trust.
An economical way to initiate a sustainable development process validated by a third party. See the fee schedule.
Maintaining social acceptability and enhancing reputational capital; better communication of implemented environmental actions.
Become a Green Marine participant to obtain recognition and visibility for your environmental efforts. You will have access to an action plan to assess and improve your environmental performance in addition to benefitting from a unique network. See the fees schedule.