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Qikiqtaaluk Corporation joins Green Marine certification

June 18, 2024

Qikiqtaaluk Corporation has become a participant in Green Marine, the leading voluntary environmental certification program for the maritime industry. Its decision underscores its commitment to developing sustainable fishing vessels to ensure a thriving future for Qikiqtani communities.

Peter Keenainak, Vice President - Fisheries, underscored the company's commitment to sustainability. "Becoming a part of Green Marine's extensive program reflects our core principles," he stated. “Leveraging this program's comprehensive framework will steer our initiatives to improve our environmental performance consistently."

David Bolduc, Green Marine’s President, welcomed Qikiqtaaluk Corporation. "We commend Qikiqtaaluk Corporation for taking a proactive stance on environmental stewardship," he said. "By joining Green Marine, Qikiqtaaluk Corporation gains a well-defined framework to pursue ambitious yet achievable environmental objectives, resulting in significant benefits that will improve environmental performance and elevate industry standards."

To obtain Green Marine certification, Qikiqtaaluk Corporation will undergo a rigorous evaluation of its environmental performance. This comprehensive process addresses issues such as greenhouse gases and air pollutants, oily discharge, waste management, and ship recycling. The certification process is stringent and transparent, with results independently audited biennially and the performance of each participant published annually, ensuring the highest standards of environmental stewardship.


About Qikiqtaaluk Corporation

Qikiqtaaluk Corporation champions sustainable fishing in Nunavut's Qikiqtani region, engaging with industry and government stakeholders to promote economic growth, diversity, and Inuit empowerment. As the development corporation for Qikiqtani Inuit, it aims to enhance the social and economic well-being of more than 15,000 Inuit through equitable resource management and scientific research. Founded by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association in 1983, it strives to create meaningful employment and uphold Inuit values, ensuring a prosperous future for Qikiqtani communities.