Green Marine environmental program offers a detailed framework for maritime companies to first establish and then reduce their environmental footprint.
Our participants –ship owners, ports, Seaway corporations, terminals and shipyards- have to demonstrate year-over-year improvement in measurable ways to maintain their Green Marine certification.
Each participant completes Green Marine’s detailed annual self-evaluation. The results determine the participant’s ranking for each performance indicator on a 1-to-5 scale. Level 1 constitutes regulatory monitoring, while Level 5 indicates leadership and excellence.
Reports are independently verified every two years to ensure the program’s rigor and integrity. The process is also transparent as each individual results are made public every year.
Green Marine requires participants to adopt practices and technologies that will have a direct impact on the ground.
The progress that participants make in this respect is evaluated with the help of performance indicators, which are
revised yearly, in the spirit of continuous improvement at the heart of the environmental program.
To receive their certification, participants must benchmark their annual environmental performance.
Green Marine has developed a self-evaluation guide to help participants assess their environmental performance with respect to the program’s criteria. There are actually three such guides, one for shipowners, one for ports and St. Lawrence Seaway and the other for terminals and shipyards. Participants must use this guide to help them complete their yearly self-evaluation reports, which must be signed by the company’s President and sent to the Green Marine Secretariat before April 1st of each year.
The self-evaluation guides are updated on an annual basis in order to take into account changing regulations and emerging issues.