Encourage and recognize the implementation of original and exemplary environmental initiatives by private marine companies.
See below the criteria each terminal or shipyard has to fulfill to achieve each level of performance.
Reach level 2 for at least one other performance indicator of the program.
2.1. Reach level 2 for at least 2 other performance indicators of the program.
AND fulfill one of the following 2 criteria:
2.2. Write and publicly communicate an environmental policy.
2.3. Develop and update annually a section on the company’s public website presenting an overview of the Green Marine program and the company’s latest performance results.
Note: Green Marine offers assistance to participants in developing the content.
3.1. At least 2 of the company’s eligible terminals or operating sites (stevedoring companies) or shipyards are participants of Green Marine.
Note: Not applicable if the company operates only one eligible terminal or site.
3.2. Implement an internal or external system for verifying the environmental compliance of all operations.
Note: Internal audits must be performed by a qualified professional, such as a person who has the knowledge and skills to do audits by following standard audit principles, protocols and techniques.
3.3. Actively participate in social and/or environmental community activities every year (e.g. shoreline clean-up operations, tree-planting campaigns, scholarships, educational activities, open-house, port days, etc.).
Note: Active participation is defined as the provision of support by the company, whether through financial means, human resources and/or material/equipment.
4.1. Fifty percent (50 %) of the company’s eligible terminals, operating sites (stevedoring companies) or shipyards are participants of Green Marine.
Note: Not applicable if the company operates only one or two eligible terminals or sites.
4.2. Attain an average that is equivalent to level 3 with respect to the environmental program’s performance indicators.
AND fulfill at least 2 of the following criteria:
4.3. Have completed complete a detailed inventory of air pollutants emitted by the company’s activities.
4.4. Have Implemented an environmental management system (EMS). Example: ISO 14000.
Note: At level 4, certification is not mandatory if the company can demonstrate that all the elements of an environmental management system are in place. At level 5, certification is mandatory. If the company is not certified, it must implement four other measures among 4.3 to 4.9 to achieve level 5.
4.5. Publish an annual report providing details of the participant’s environmental performance.
Note: The report must follow a recognized standard, such as the Global Reporting Initiative’s Reporting Guidelines.
4.6. Have a replacement policy for converting the fleet of road vehicles and/or non-road vehicles for more environmentally friendly technologies or models (high-renewable-content fuels, hybrids, electrical, higher tier engines, etc.) and have started to convert the fleet or to test new technologies or models.
Note: For a detailed definition of high-renewable content fuel, refer to the Renewable Fuels Regulations (Canada) or to the Renewable Fuels Standard (U.S.). More information can be found on the document “Renewable Fuels Regulations” on the Green Marine website (members section).
4.7. Introduce innovative or exemplary technologies or projects, within the last 5 years, aimed at reducing significantly the environmental footprint of the participant’s activities.
4.8. Any other comparable measure accepted by the Green Marine Secretariat.
Note: The project must have been implemented started (e.g. installation of equipment, final investment decision, etc.) during the last three (3) years.
Note: See Annex 4-A.
4.9. Finance or make annual donations to environmental and/or projects.
Note: For operating revenues < $1,000,000, donations must reach at least $50,000 annually. See table:
|Operating Revenue ($k)||Donations ($k)|
|< 1,000||≥ 50|
|< 200,000||≥ 100|
|≥ 200,000||≥ 200|
Note for the verifier: Refer to the annual membership fee the participant has paid to Green Marine to determine the participant’s range of revenue established in the membership fee schedule (posted online).
5.1. All of the company’s eligible terminals, operating sites (stevedoring companies) or shipyards are participants of Green Marine.
Note: Not applicable for companies that operate only one or two eligible terminals or sites.
5.2. Fulfill at least two additional criteria listed in level 4 (4.3 -4.9).
5.3. Attain an average that is equivalent to level 4 with respect to the environmental program’s other performance indicators.