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 12 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.

Green Marine has more than 50 official supporters. A pivotal element of Green Marine’s success from the outset has been the active support from environmental stakeholders and  governments. Several of them participate in shaping and reviewing the environmental program.

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The Green Wave

Green Marine’s newsletter is released every two months and presents all relevant information regarding the environmental program. It also showcases best practices and green initiatives.

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November 2016
  • Port emissions inventory tool
  • New Orleans starts a new chapter
  • Underwater noise indicators

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An Exemplary Maritime Partnership That’s Expanding!

January 17, 2017

Quebec City, January 17, 2017 – The partnership formed to collect data on cetacean observations in Eastern and Northern Canada is widening its scope. The voluntary program originated from the collaboration of Desgagnés and the Réseau d’Observation de Mammifères Marins (ROMM) in May 2015. For almost two years now, 18 vessels within the Desgagnés fleet […]

Green Marine welcomed two new partners in December 2016

December 20, 2016

Groupe SCP Environnement Inc. has been working in the environmental field for more than 23 years, principally in terms of environmental assessment, characterization, rehabilitation and monitoring of sites, along with applications for certificates of approval, environmental compliance audits, and the implementation and audit of systems for environmental management and sustainable development. For more than 25 […]

The Green Wave, No 52

December 16, 2016

The latest edition of Green Marine newsletter is now online. The newsletter shows a festive look with all the same informative content on the environmental program, its members, and the industry success stories. Happy reading… and Happy Holidays! Click here to read the latest edition of the Green Wave or visit this webpage to access any previous issue.

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An Exemplary Maritime Partnership That’s Expanding!