Green Marine Verifiers

Our certification process is rigorous and transparent. In order to obtain the Green Marine certification, each company must agree to these external verification conditions:

  • The company must submit its results to third party verification every two years by using a Green Marine accredited verifier (see the list below)
  • The first verification is required within the first two years of joining the program.
  • The certification and the use of the «Green Marine certified» logo are awarded only after successful verification of results.
  • Certificates are valid for two years from date of verification.
  • The verification process includes on-site visits and verification of the company’s documented proof and justification in support of its self-evaluation.

Green Marine accredited verifiers have been selected with the help of a third party based on the following criteria to ensure objectivity:

  • Sector experience – Experience with vessel operations, and/or with marine facilities
  • Experience and accreditation in verification – e.g. ISO 14001, ISM Code, etc.
  • Environmental experience – Work experience, academic experience, training, etc.

All verifiers have received training to be able to understand Green Marine’s evaluation, verification and certification process and proceed to the verification of participant companies according to Green Marine’s standards.

Verifiers’ terms of reference


List of accredited verifiers

  • Alicja Rudzki, Environmental Consultant

    Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

    Language: English (also fluent in Polish)

    Experience: Alicja Rudzki is an environmental professional who has dedicated the last 20 years of her career to policy development, environmental management, and environmental auditing, primarily in the marine sector including shipboard and land-based operations. Alicja has a solid background in environmental sciences and she demonstrates in-depth understanding of administration, planning and operations in both the public and private sectors. She applies her experience and knowledge to identify and solve environmental and technical problems and demonstrates her strong relationship building skills.

    Alicja’s other areas of expertise include:

    • Canadian and International environmental regulatory framework
    • Pollution control technology assessment
    • Inventory of Hazardous Materials in ships (classification society-trained HAZMAT Expert)
    • Project Management
    • Public outreach and education

    Phone:  +1 (250) 415-3334


  • Andrew MacKay

    Organization: Envirochem Services Inc.

    Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    Language: English

    Experience: Andrew currently holds the position of Manager of Environmental Management Systems Program at Envirochem Services Inc., working as an environmental consultant for numerous marine terminals and BC coastal forest products manufacturing with marine operations such as barging, solid and liquid product transfer, dredging and over-water fuelling systems. As a registered Environmental Site Assessor, he has 20 years of experience in environmental management. He is also a certified ISO14001 auditor with experience of over 200 audits related to environmental compliance, ISO14001 and waste management for various industrial clients. He has also developed EMS for over 30 industrial sites.

    Phone : 604-986-0233

  • Brian C. Lesinski, CPEA, EMS-LA

    Organization: EA Engineering, Science and Technology, Inc., PBC

    Location: Warwick, Rhode Island, U.S.

    Language: English

    Experience: Mr. Lesinski is Vice President and National Service Line Program Manager for EA’s Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) Compliance service line, a $28 million service line within EA’s portfolio of client services. He specializes in assisting clients to recognize, understand, manage, and improve the business and technical aspects of their EH&S management programs. He serves as trusted advisor for government agencies, as well as Fortune 500 clients involved in manufacturing, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, aerospace and defense research and development; telecommunications; transportation; and energy sectors. He provides over 24 years of experience in EH&S business process improvement, regulatory analysis, EH&S compliance management and auditing, project management, and integrated management systems’ design, implementation, and continual improvement, and sustainability. He has worked throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and Mexico. Brian is an Exemplar Global and Board of Environmental Auditor Certification certified Environmental Lead Auditor who has assisted over 30 organizations achieve certification to leading third party schemes such as ISO 14001 and Responsible Care, and over 30 clients design, implement, and sustain integrated EH&S management system approaches.

    Phone : 401-287-0367
    Cell. : 401-742-4758


  • Emmanuel Patrouille

    Organization: Lloyds Register Canada Limited

    Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Language: English, French

    Experience: Emmanuel has over 20 years of experience within the marine industry. He first became an auditor in 2001 after holding different engineering positions, such as Chief Engineer, for a decade. He is now a Senior Surveyor in charge and Lead ISM and MarSec auditor for Lloyd’s Register Canada. Emmanuel also works as QMS & EMS Auditor and ILO MLC2006 inspector. He is co-responsible for the direction and coordination of the Montreal station and does surveys based on the applicable rules of the Society, statutory surveys and inspections on behalf of the Flag States, cargo gear inspections and PMS (Planned Maintenance System).

    Phone: 514-630-3784 / Cell : 514 209 3710

  • Gary Croot

    Organization: International Maritime Environmental & Safety Associates Inc.

    Location: Durham, New Hampshire, U.S.

    Language: English

    Experience: Gary has 24 years of experience in the U.S. Coast Guard’s marine safety field as a marine inspector and auditor, which provided him with a comprehensive understanding of the operational, environmental and regulatory landscape in which the international shipping community must operate. He has conducted countless exams and audits on a wide variety of vessels and vessel types, as well as shoreside facilities, on the Great Lakes, but also in U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast ports. Gary is a fully accredited ISM / ISO Senior Auditor since May 2000, a fully qualified Coast Guard Senior Marine Inspector since 1997, and a Coast Guard accredited Marine Safety and Environmental Protection Professional since August 2001.

    Phone: 603-397-5126

  • Hugh Hutton

    Organization: Hugh M. Hutton

    Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

    Language: English

    Experience: Hugh has over 50 years’ experience in all aspects of the marine industry including shipbuilding and repair, ship operation and management. From shipyards apprenticeship, he was a seagoing chief engineer on bulk carriers, oil and chemical carriers and ferries where he was for 15 years before entering ship management in executive positions in U.K and Canada. Hugh joined Lloyd’s Register in 1994 and managed Lloyd’s Registers involvement in ISM Code Certification services providing consultancy, auditor training, and conducting audits all over North America on all types of ships cruise ships, oil and chemical tankers, Coast Guard icebreakers, ferries and tugs. Before his recent retirement from full time employment with Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Inc. Hugh, an IRCA registered Lead Auditor has been involved in and qualified to conduct certification assessments against ISO management system standards including ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS18001, ISO28000 (Security), and ISO50001 (Energy Management), and Green Marine’s first independent third-party verifier.

    Phone: 905-468-2693 / Cell. 289-969-2693

  • Jay R. Jahangiri, REM, CESM, ENV-SP, REPA, QISP, ToR

    Organization: TRE Consulting, Inc.

    Location: San Francisco Bay Area with West Coast, Midwest, South East and Gulf Coast Coverage

    Language: English

    Experience: Jay Jahangiri has 30 years of proven track record in environmental, health, safety and sustainability programs for Ports, Marine, Airports and Industrial sectors.  As a former Port environmental director for a major west coast port, Jay began his ports and maritime career on the water front as a marine terminal operator labor while attending full time college.  Jay has conducted numerous audits and developed award winning programs for ports (west coast, east coast, gulf, great lakes, and international), marine terminals, shipping lines and maritime related facilities.  Jay holds a M.S., degree in Environmental Engineering and Sciences from Virginia Tech and a B.S., in Comprehensive Sciences: Biology/Chemistry.  Jay holds 10 professional registrations/certifications.

    Phone: 209-601-7048

  • Jean-Marc Léger

    Organization: ERM

    Location: Montreal, Quebec, CANADA

    Language: English and French

    Experience: Jean-Marc Léger has worked for 23 years in the domains of environmental management and natural resources conservation. Since obtaining his accreditation as a certified environmental auditor from the QAEA in 2007, he has led or participated in over 100 HSE compliance assurance or management system audits for various corporate clients, including those in the mining, chemical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, food & beverages, transport and defense industries. He has also performed environmental and social impact studies, World Bank performance standard assessments and due diligence reviews for transaction purposes. Jean-Marc is a recognized lead auditor by the International Cyanide Management Institute; a trained GHG auditor by the Canadian Standard Association (ISO 14064:3); a Verification Service Provider by the Mining Association of Canada; a Green Marine certified auditor and PECB certified risk manager (ISO 31000).

    Phone: 514.687.3733
    Cell: 514.826.6233

  • John A. Foster

    Organization: SNC-Lavalin Inc.

    Location: British Columbia, CANADA

    Language: English

    Experience: John A. Foster, PhD, RPBio, QEP, EP(CEA), EP(EMSLA) Senior Management Systems Specialist with SNC-Lavalin – Certified Green Marine Auditor. John is a Registered Professional Biologist, a Certified Environmental Compliance Auditor, a Certified Environmental Management System Lead Auditor and a Qualified Environmental Professional with the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (US/Canada). John is also a Certified Towards Sustainable Mining Auditor and an OHSAS 18001 and Certificate of Recognition (COR/OSSE) Safety Management System Auditor (BC Maritime Employers Association, Trucking Safety Council of BC, the Alberta Safety Council, and the BC Food Industry/Manufacturing Industry Occupational Safety Association). John has been a Consultant based in BC for over 30 years and has worked nationally and internationally for a wide variety of private and government clients. He has a long history of environmental and safety work in the marine industry, including offshore oil and gas exploration and development projects, tanker traffic and undersea pipelines, oil spill impact assessment and emergency response planning. In the past ten years, he has specialized in auditing large terminals and marine service operations for safety and environmental performance.

    Phone: (604) 515 5106

  • Katharine Sweeney

    Organization:  Compliance Maritime

    Location: Seattle, Washington, USA

    Language: English

    Experience: Capt. Sweeney, MNI, has over 28 years of experience in the Maritime Industry.  After a career sailing as Master (Unlimited) for Matson Navigation in the Hawaiian and Far East Trades, in 2009 she came ashore to start Compliance Maritime, a company providing 3rd party and internal auditing, as well as investigations and expert legal witness.  Lead Auditor certifications in: ISM, ISPS, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.  Well versed in Safety, Health, Quality, Security, Environmental, and Energy management systems, Capt. Sweeney has conducted approximately 350 audits to date and averages 50 audits a year for all types of companies and on all types of vessels.  While very knowledgeable in current industry standards and best practices, Capt. Sweeney understands systems must be tailor made to fit the client.  A graduate of CMA, and holds a current Master. Any Gross Tons, Oceans license with full pilotage on Puget Sound, All Waters.

    Phone: 206-755-3254

  • Michael W. Herald, EP(EMSLA), EP(CEA), CRSP

    Organization: Blackbird EHS Consulting Services Inc.

    Location: British Columbia / Canada

    Language: English

    Experience: Michael W. Herald, EP(EMSLA), EP(CEA), CRSP has been leading, participating and managing hundreds of environmental, health and safety (EHS) audits and management system assessments world-wide for over 25 years. He has worked with many industries and federal, provincial and local government agencies, and recently assisted a shipping terminal in developing a comprehensive environmental management system (EMS).  He also assisted Port Authorities in improving their health and safety management systems. He has conducted ISO 14001 registration and surveillance audits for an international registration body.  Mr. Herald is an Environmental Management Systems Lead Auditor EP(EMSLA), Compliance Environmental Auditor EP(CEA), and Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) in Canada, and a trained US EPA Asbestos Building Inspector and Asbestos Project Designer. He is also currently on the Board of Directors of the Auditing Association of Canada (AAC), and past president of the Environmental Managers Association of BC (EMA of BC).

    Phone: 604-353-2473

  • Micheline Caron

    Organization: Sanexen

    Location: Brossard, Quebec, CANADA

    Language: English and French

    Experience: Biologist holding a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Environment, Ms. Caron has more than 25 years of experience. Specialised in environmental management and regulatory compliance, she has conducted environmental audits for more than 20 years. Since 2002, she is a certified environmental and ISO 14 001 auditor accredited by the Association québécoise de vérification environnementale (AQVE).  She has conducted more than an hundred environment, health and safety audits in North America (Canada, US), including ISO 14 001 and OSHAS 18 001 audits for registrars,  compliance and due diligence audits. Ms. Caron offers environmental services to Logistec and has conducted several projects as a consultant for clients of the marine sector including Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Transport Canada, PWGSC (Esquimalt Graving Dock) and Quebec Port Authority, and has been the environmental manager for a maritime terminal operator.

    Phone : 450 -466-2123


  • Neil Allen

    Organization: SNC Lavalin Inc.

    Location: British Columbia, Canada

    Language: English

    Experience: Neil Allen, M.Sc., P.G.Dipl.Env.Mngt., P.Ag., EP(EMSLA), EP(CEA), has over 19 years of consulting experience in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and India, specializing in Green Marine Verification Audits, EMS Audits, EMS Development and Implementation to ISO 14001:2015, SMS Audits, and Environmental Regulatory Compliance Audits (Safety and Environmental) for Ports and Terminals in Canada. He is an accredited Green Marine Verifier, Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Lead Auditor [EP(EMSLA)] and Regulatory Compliance Auditor [EP(CEA)] (Safety and Environmental) certified by ECO Canada, Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Verification Auditor certified by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC), a GHG Verification Auditor to ISO 140064-3, and a Certificate of Recognition (COR) Program Safety Management Systems (SMS) Auditor certified by the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) Waterfront Safety Partnership (WSP), FIOSA MIOSA, Trucking Safety Council of BC, and the Alberta Safety Council.

    Phone: 604 515 5151


  • Nigel J. Hastings

    Organization: Canadian International Bureau of Shipping (CIBS)

    Location: British Columbia, Canada.

    Language: English

    Experience: Nigel has 50 years of experience in the marine industry. He’s been a Chief Engineer at deep sea on all types of vessels for 23 years. He then acted as an Engineering Instructor at the Pacific Marine Training Institute for two years before joining Transport Canada as a Marine Inspector and where he became involved in plan approval and new construction at the region office. He pursued his career as a Principal Surveyor at Loyds Register in Vancouver, and later became Lead Auditor and coordinator for ISM and ISPS Audits in the Western region performing risk assessment, gap analysis and environmental audits on passenger ships. Nigel is currently partnering with the Canadian International Bureau of Shipping (CIBS) to develop and deliver training courses, marine consultations, ship registration and classification, and assisting maritime industries in the development and implementation of ISM, ISPS, MLC, ISO 9001, 14001, 28001 and OHSAH 18001.

    Phone: 604-897-2195

  • Paul Tessier

    Organization: Stantec Experts-conseils ltée

    Location: Montreal, Quebec, CANADA

    Language: English and French

    Experience: Paul is a bilingual engineer, with 29 years of environmental experience, and is a senior associate and team lead within Stantec. During his career, he has worked as a consultant and also occupied senior management and support positions in the private sector. He has worked on the various aspects of environmental management, including ISO 14001, and managed corporate environmental auditing programs while working for his previous employers. He personally participated in more than 200 audits at sites belonging to diversified sectors. Paul is a certified environmental auditor (CEA) and member of the Quebec Association of Environmental Auditing, from which he is a member of the Board of Directors. He also acts as a lead verifier in GHG verification projects conducted by Stantec under ISO 14065, and is an external verifier under the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) program. Since 2006, he conducted several environmental management mandates or specialized studies for marine facilities.

    Phone: 514-340-2188


  • Randolph C. Helland

    Organization: R.C. Helland Consulting

    Location: Amherst, Ohio, U.S.

    Language: English

    Experience: Randy has over 32 years of experience with the U.S. Coast Guard where he held senior executive positions at the national, regional and local levels in the areas of marine/port safety, security, environmental protection and waterways management. He is currently self-employed at R.C. Helland Consulting acting as a consultant for the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, the San Juan, Puerto Rico Port Authority, as well as the Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute, Duluth, Minnesota.

    Phone :  440-541-6463

  • Ravi Mehta

    Organization: AARA Marine Consulting LLC

    Location: Broward County, Florida, U.S.

    Language: English

    Experience: Ravi is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in several aspects of the maritime industry as a seafarer (mainly on board VLCCs and large oil tankers), superintendent engineer, fleet manager, principal surveyor, lead auditor, customer service manager, marketing executive and business developer. As Fleet Manager in Hong Kong, he managed a fleet of 20 plus ships for various reputed Principals. His skills include the finer aspects of strategy, corporate re-structuring and business analysis as a business management student in his mid-career. He has an extensive travel experience to over 69 countries working with almost all cultures in existence in this industry and providing a tremendous record of service.

    Phone: +1 954 803 1632

  • Ross Szwec

    Organization: EEM Sustainable Management

    Location: Montreal, Quebec, CANADA

    Language: English and French

    Experience: Currently head of the EHS management system and compliance team at EEM Sustainable Management, Ross is a Certified Environmental Auditor (CEA®) with more than 15 years of audit experience.  He has conducted over 150 management system, compliance and client specific standards audits, primarily in the mining and heavy industry sectors, including port facilities.  He is also a recognized Verification Service Provider (VSP) for the Mining Association of Canada’s Towards Sustainable Mining initiative.  Ross is fluently bilingual (spoken and written) with excellent communication skills.  Versatile, diligent and solution-oriented with a positive, courteous and uncomplicated attitude, he is recognized for his capacity to simplify complex subjects and to interact with ease with persons at various levels of an organization.

    Phone: 514-250-4474


  • Said Nassif

    Organization: Canadian International Bureau of Shipping Ltd.

    Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    Language: French, English

    Experience: Said has over 30 years of experience within the marine industry. Upon completion of 14 years in the sea career as Chief Engineer, he joined the Canadian government as a marine inspector, rose through the ranks and held several management positions including Manager OH&S to Operations Director Marine Safety and Security. His experience is inclusive of consulting, training, auditing, risk assessment, gap analysis, development and implementation of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 28000 and C-TPAT. He also works as QMS & EMS Auditor for a Registrars certification body. In addition, he is nominated and accredited by various Flags Administrations and classification societies; as flag inspector and Lead Auditor in ISM, ISPS and MLC-2006. He is also accredited by the Chemical Distribution Institute as a CDI Port/Terminal Inspector.

    Phone: 613-824-2084 / Cell: 613-790-7260

  • Tony Di Nino

    Organization: Envirochem Services Inc.

    Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    Language: English only

    Experience: Tony is a professional engineer and currently holds the position of Manager of Auditing Program at Envirochem Services Inc., working as an environmental consultant for marine facilities including marine terminal operations and other various coastal industrial operations which have marine activities. He is a certified environmental and ISO14001 auditor. He has been seconded by registrar to conduct ISO14001/OHSAS18001/ISO9001/ISO50001 and electronic stewardship audits of hundreds of industrial operations across North America (Canada, US, and Mexico). He is also a COR (safety) certified auditor with BC Maritime Employers Association and GHG validation and verification auditor for Pacific Carbon Trust. Since 1995 he has conducted over 300 audits related to environmental compliance, environmental management systems, waste management, and energy audits at various industrial clients.

    Phone: 604-986-0233

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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 2018
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We want to ensure the association gives the best tools to its members to help them benchmark and improve their environmental performance and we have determined that the Green Marine program is valid, applicable, and scalable for port authority and terminal operations.

Kurt J. Nagle, AAPA President and CEO