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.
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|
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.