Advancing Environmental Excellence

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 the monitoring of regulations, 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.

2018 Program summaries

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.

The 2018 program summaries are now available. These criteria will be use to assess Green Marine participants’ 2018 environmental performance during the eleventh period of self-evaluation, from January 1st, 2019 to mid-March, 2019.


2017 Self-Evaluation Guides

The 2017 self-evaluation guides and summary report forms are now posted on this page.

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 ship owners, 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 March 15th of each year.

The self-evaluation guides are updated on an annual basis in order to take into account changing regulations and emerging issues.

See the results

Our participants are committed to continuously reducing their environmental footprint.

Obtain the certification

See how Green Marine certification process is rigorous and transparent.