The CTMA ferry, cruise, and transport services provider, a Green Marine participant since 2008, has launched the process of creating a sustainable development plan that will align with the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
In addition to addressing environmental issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, the plan will integrate social issues, including quality of life assessments and community development.
To develop its strategy, the CTMA has called upon the experts in the department of the Chair in Eco-Consulting at the Université́ du Québec à Chicoutimi. To ensure the plan’s success, the CTMA also intends to set up an internal committee with employees and members of its board of directors, as well as an external committee made up of community partners.
Its first step in establishing a measurable action plan adapted to the realities of operating in and around the Magdalen Islands will be to take an inventory of the actions the CTMA has already undertaken in terms of sustainable development. The inventory will then be used to identify the concrete steps necessary to meet the UN criteria.
As a Green Marine participant, CTMA assesses its environmental performance yearly using performance indicators that address several key issues, including greenhouse gases, air emissions, oil discharges, underwater noise, and waste management.