Green Marine Europe Label’s candidates are committed to strengthening the European marine sector’s environmental performance through a process of continuous improvement, stronger relations with stakeholders, and increased overall awareness of the marine industry’s activities and environmental benefits



Launched in spring 2020, Green Marine Europe labelled its first ship owners in the fall of 2020. The presentation of the very first laureates took place in Paris, France, on October 8, 2020. These six initial laureates were able to participate in the creation and development of the program in Europe.

The Green Marine Europe environmental program is aimed at all types of shipowners, whether they are cargo ships (bulk carriers, self-unloading ships, container ships, oil tankers), passenger ships, scientific exploration vessels, tugs or barges.

This year’s label recognized the efforts put forward by the candidates for the 2019 operating year.


  • Brittany Ferries
  • CORSICA linea
  • Genavir – Ifremer
  • La Méridionale
  • Orange Marine
  • Socatra

Become a candidate

Candidates are European ship owners.

Benefits for candidates:

  • Tool to strengthen your company’s environmental performance
  • Use of the Green Marine Europe certified logo
  • Demonstrate and communicate your environmental values and commitment
  • Gain national and international recognition and visibility for your sustainability efforts
  • Be a part of a marine community whose members share information and help one another to improve
  • Play an active role in the program’s development
  • Maintain social license to operate

Green Marine Europe’s candidates are committed to continuously reducing their environmental footprint. Each year, they benchmark their environmental performance through Green Marine Europe environmental program’s detailed framework. Green Marine Europe labelling process is rigorous and transparent. Fees for ship owners vary according to the company’s type and scope of activity.

Exceptionally in 2020, membership is free.  See the 2021 fee schedule.

Membership Form to become candidate. (It is necessary to download the PDF interactive form to your computer before filling it)



As Green Marine Europe is both an individual project (each candidate pledges to improve its environmental performance) and a marine industry group undertaking, industry associations have a crucial role to play vis-à-vis their members.

In addition to improving the industry’s environmental performance, Green Marine Europe seeks to create and strengthen dialogue and joint efforts between the stakeholders and partners that support the industry in its sustainable development approach, namely: governments, environmental groups, research centres, etc. By joining Green Marine Europe, associations agree to serve as ambassadors for the environmental program by encouraging their members to join and /or endorse the program and promoting the efforts and successes of Green Marine Europe to industry partners, government authorities and other stakeholders.

Become a Green Marine Europe Association member (It is necessary to download the PDF interactive form to your computer before filling it)



Funded by the European Life program, the Green Marine Europe label is coordinated by the NGO Surfrider Foundation Europe, which brings its expertise, its network and its energy to the development of the program in Europe.

It also benefits from the financial and expert support of the ministry in charge of the environment, the ADEME, and the Macif.

The program is also supported within its advisory committee by ship owners, various other NGOs specialized in maritime transport in Europe, port stakeholders, shipyards, public organizations, maritime transport experts, shippers and shipper federations, etc.

Professional associations, NGOs, companies, territories, ports, shipyards interested in the program and wishing to support or associate themselves with it are strongly invited to make themselves known to the Green Marine Europe team.

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