Benchmarking environmental performance

Green Marine’s environmental program continues, year after year, to demonstrate its effectiveness and its ability to inspire participants to exceed regulatory requirements. Environmental performance results are continuously improving since Green Marine’s first year of reporting, in 2008.

Click here to access the 2016 Performance report with all participants’ individual results.

Green Marine requires participants to adopt practices and technologies that will have a direct impact on the field. The progress that participants make in this respect is evaluated on a scale of  1 to 5 with the help of performance indicators, which are defined in the environmental program’s annual self-evaluation guides.




Results are based on a scale of 1 to 5 evaluated against performance indicators in nine key areas, where Level 1 represents the monitoring of regulations and 5, leadership and excellence.

Green Marine Criteria
Level 1 Monitoring of regulations
Level 2 Systematic use of a defined number of best practices
Level 3 Integration of best practices into an adopted management plan and quantifiable understanding of environmental impacts
Level 4 Introduction of new technologies
Level 5 Excellence and leadership
Discover the program

The Green Marine environmental certification program is tailor-made for all sectors of the marine transportation industry with specific performance indicators for port, terminals, shipyards, Seaway corporations and ship owners.

Obtain the certification

Green Marine certification process is rigorous and transparent: results are independently verified every two years and each company’s individual results are published.