Advancing Environmental Excellence

Green Marine is an environmental certification program for the North American marine industry.

It is a voluntary, transparent and inclusive initiative that addresses key environmental issues through its 11 performance indicators. Participants are shipowners, ports, terminals, Seaway corporations and shipyards. The cornerstone of the Green Marine initiative is its far-reaching environmental program, which makes it possible for any marine company operating in Canada or the U.S. to reduce its environmental footprint by undertaking concrete and measurable actions.

To receive their certification, participants must benchmark their annual environmental performance through the program’s exhaustive self-evaluation guides, have their results verified by an accredited external verifier and agree to publication of their individual results.

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The Green Wave Newsletters

Green Marine newsletter The Green Wave is released every two months and presents Green Marine latest members and all relevant information regarding the environmental program. It also showcases Green Marine members’ best practices and green initiatives in its Spotlight on Partners and Industry success stories sections.

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October 2014
  • GreenTech 2014 makes an East Coast splash
  • New feature: ‘Level 5 leaders’
  • Industry and science collaboration benefits marine mammals
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Green Marine relevance and credibility is reflected through its growing number of supporters: more than 40 environmental groups and government departments/agencies have endorsed and help shape the environmental program.

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CSL Group adds its Australia division to the Green Marine program

February 20, 2015

The Canadian headquarters of CSL Group, Canada Steamship Lines, is one of Green Marine founding participants. The CSL Group will now benchmark its Australian vessels environmental performance against Green Marine criteria. The U.S. based division, CSL Americas is also a Green Marine participant.

Green Marine receives Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Award

February 19, 2015

Green Marine received the Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Award last night for Environmental Excellence. Being the recipient of this prestigious North American award is a great honour for Green Marine. “The Green Marine initiative has grown rapidly and the number of participants has almost tripled since the program’s inception in 2007, with the latest count being 90 and steadily rising,” noted David Bolduc, Green Marine’s executive director, after the ceremony in Houston, TX. “This award is a testament to the program’s success and, even more importantly, to its relevance and credibility throughout North America.”

Green Marine benefits from new support in the Great Lakes

February 16, 2015

The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute becomes Green Marine’s newest supporter. The GLMRI feels that both the Institute and the Green Marine environmental program shared the same vision of improving the environment through sustainable maritime initiatives.

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CSL Group adds its Australia division to the Green Marine program