The Green Marine Environmental Program is an action plan that addresses nine major environmental issues identified by the marine industry :
The program is made up of 4 basic steps:
1- Evaluation process
Green Marine requires participants to adopt practices and technologies that will have a direct impact on the ground.
The Green Marine Environmental Program encourages participants to go beyond regulatory compliance and implement a process of continuous environmental improvement that will lead to excellence and leadership.
Download the 2013 summary of the program's performance indicators (the complete self-evaluation guide will be available in the Fall 2013)
2 - External verification
Participants' results are subject to an external audit every two years, during which an independent third party will visit their premises to check their facilities and procedures, and verify the accuracy of the data used to compile their results.
3 - Publication of results
Participants’ individual results - as well as the global results attained by the industry as a whole - are published on a yearly basis in Green Marine's annual report. Individual results are also available via an interactive map on Green Marine’s website.
4 - Certification
During their first year in the program, participants receive a logo indicating that their Green Marine certification is “in progress,” which they can use to publicize their commitment to the Green Marine initiative. Participants who have been in the program for more than a year receive a «certified« logo, which is awarded during a certification ceremony held during Green Marine's annual conference.
Consult the full version of the Environmental Program of the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes Maritime Industry. Note that the program is currently under revision. For an updated version of the program, please check out the self-evaluation guides.