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. Then, the 2nd class of Green Marine Europe laureates received their certification in Biarritz, June 24, 2021!

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 2020 operating year. Click on the ship owner’s name to view its profile and latest results for each performance indicator.


Brittany Ferries
Maritime Nantaise
Penn Ar Bed
Garbage Group
Genavir – Ifremer
La Méridionale
Orange Marine
Sogestran Shipping




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.

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)


Associations and Supporters

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.

Association Members

Armateurs de France

Armateurs de France is the professional organization representing French shipping and maritime services companies. Spokesperson for a cutting-edge and diversified industry, it represents 26,000 direct jobs in France. Its mission: to build a framework conducive to the development of the maritime economy and employment in France, in a context of strong international competition, by actively defending the interests of the profession in front of the relevant local, national and international bodies.


The GICAN, the French Marine Industry Group, affiliates more than 200 industrialists in the French maritime industry. 

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)


Supporter members

Green Marine Europe Supporters encourage and support the sustainable development initiative undertaken by the marine industry.

OceanCare has been committed to marine wildlife protection since 1989.  Through research and conservation projects, campaigns, environmental education, and involvement in a range of important international committees, OceanCare undertakes concrete steps to improve the situation for wildlife in the world’s oceans. In 2011, OceanCare was granted Special Consultative Status on marine issues with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

EUROSIMA, the European Surf Industry Manufacturers Association, is a non-profit organization that neutrally supports and promotes the best interests of the surfing/action watersports industry and its members. The organization can provide support to encourage new economic development/investment, maximize human resources and enhance labour skills to help innovative companies to further succeed in responsible ways. EUROSIMA fosters dynamic and sustainable innovation within the surfing/action watersports industry by helping innovators to connect with the organization’s network of helpful people and resources.


The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is a global non-profit organization that help animals and people to thrive together. IFAW experts and everyday individuals work across seas, oceans, and more than 40 countries worldwide to rescue, rehabilitate and release animals, as well as restore and protect their natural habitat. The problems facing animals are urgent and complicated. IFAW matches fresh thinking with bold action to work at solving them, by partnering with local communities, governments, non-governmental organizations, and businesses to pioneer innovative ways to help all species to flourish.


Since its founding 75 years ago in southwestern France, Labeyrie Fine Foods has worked to provide the greatest number of people with access to exceptional products once reserved for relatively few. Labeyrie continues to awaken and delight numerous tastebuds but with the redefined mission of responsible consumption.

Recognizing the need to deal with pressing environmental and social imbalances, Labeyrie is now driven by a desire to share a new passion for food that specifically promotes and encourages responsible indulgence.


The Ocean & Climate Platform’s mission is to promote thinking and dialogue between the scientific community, civil society and political decision makers. Rallying close to 100 organizations across the world (research institutes, NGOs, foundations, science centres, companies and local and regional authorities) the platform endeavours to foster scientific knowledge and promote solutions relating to the oceans in the context of tackling climate change. A leading organization of the ocean-climate community, the OCP enjoys observer status at UN conventions on climate (UNFCCC) and biodiversity (CDB), and participates in the government review of IPCC reports.


The Tara Ocean Foundation, first recognized public interest foundation in France dedicated to the world’s oceans, is leading a scientific revolution: The Foundation has developed an open, innovative Ocean science that will enable us to predict, anticipate and better manage tomorrow’s climate risks. We use high-level scientific expertise to raise awareness and educate young people, mobilize policy makers at the highest level, and enable emerging and developing countries to access the latest knowledge about the Ocean. A veritable floating laboratory, the research schooner Tara has already traveled more than 450,000 kilometers, making stopovers in more than 60 countries during 12 expeditions, carried out in collaboration with international laboratories of excellence (CNRS, CEA, PSL, EMBL, MIT , NASA, and others).The Tara Ocean Foundation is a Special Observer at the UN and actively participates in the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda. We want to make the ocean a shared responsibility.



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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