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Membership form to become a participant of the Green Marine environmental certification program

In becoming a Green Marine member, the participant joins a North American voluntary initiative aimed at implementing a marine industry environmental program and agrees to report on its performance in this regard.

Green Marine’s main goals are to reduce the marine industry’s environmental footprint and pollution potential, exceed regulatory compliance and strengthen environmental performance through a process of continual improvement.

As a participant, I agree to respect:


It is Green Marine’s goal to improve the marine industry’s environmental performance in concrete, measurable terms. To meet this objective, Green Marine has adopted a set of guiding principles. In addition to respecting laws and applicable regulations, every company that joins Green Marine agrees to:

  • Demonstrate corporate leadership in the search for best environmental practices in accordance with a sustainable development approach;
  • Carry out its activities in a responsible manner with a view to minimizing its environmental impacts;
  • Aim for continuous improvement of its environmental performance;
  • Develop and promote voluntary protection measures;
  • Integrate sustainable development practices that are technically and economically achievable;
  • Collaborate with governments and waterway stakeholders in developing the environmental program.


To obtain Green Marine certification, companies must:

  1. Adhere to Green Marine’s guiding principles regarding the need to continuously improve their environmental performance;
  2. Pay the annual membership fee assessed to Green Marine participants;
  3. Submit an annual self-evaluation report signed by the Chief Executive of the company (or the most senior regional representative) to the Green Marine secretariat;
  4. Agree to the external verification conditions established by the Green Marine Management Corporation;
  5. Agree to the publication of their self-evaluation results in Green Marine’s Annual Performance Report and on the Green Marine website (except for new participants for the results arising from their first year of participation);
  6. Initially attain Level 2 or higher for at least one performance indicator and thereafter demonstrate continuous improvement by increasing at least one level in one indicator every year until level 2 is achieved in each indicator.


  • The company must commit to complying with all applicable environmental laws and regulations and diligently addressing any instances of non-compliance.
  • If any major non-compliances where significant environmental impact has or may occur and where requested by Green Marine, the company will provide details of how the company plans to resolve the situation. Such measures provide Green Marine with the assurance that the noncompliance is being addressed; however, through these actions, Green Marine does not assume any accountability or responsibility for overseeing the implementation of the action plan and/or assessing its adequacy.
  • In instances of gross negligence or failure to address one or more non-compliance issues, Green Marine’s Board of Directors will have the option to terminate the participant’s membership in the program.


All Green Marine’s certification policy decisions are subject to the discretion of the Green Marine Management Corporation’s Board of Directors.

Please fill in this form to join Green Marine.

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