Advancing environmental excellence

Green Marine Europe is an environmental certification program for the European maritime industry. It is a voluntary initiative that helps its candidates to improve their environmental performance beyond regulations. It targets key environmental issues related to air, water and soil quality.


Ship owners


Indicators targeting key issues


years of evaluation

The certification process

To receive their certification, candidates must assess their environmental performance annually, submit to external verification, agree to publish their individual results, and commit to a process of continual improvement.

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A collaborative approach

Multisectoral involvement is at the heart of Green Marine Europe. Environmental issues are identified and addressed in collaboration with industry, governments, academia and environmental groups. This approach permits informed decisions to be made based on consensus.


A european scope

Discover the results of all the certified ship owners based on the program’s rigorous criteria.

Performance indicators

Green Marine Europe’s essence is its comprehensive environmental program that facilitates candidates adopting concrete actions to measurably reduce their environmental footprint.

A diversified network

Green Marine Europe also brings together maritime associations that act as program ambassadors, and partners that offer products, services and technologies to support the participants in their environmental efforts.


For three years, the environmental certification program has proven its effectiveness and ability to guide ship owners toward sustainable maritime transportation.

28 October 2022

Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe: “Engaged Ocean” conferences

Partner of La Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe, the NGO Surfrider Foundation Europe, organized, with OC Sport Pen Duick, a day of conference and debates “Engaged Ocean”
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26 October 2022

CMA CGM and Ifremer: a partnership agreement to protect the oceans and marine life

On October 26th, the CMA CGM Group and Ifremer, the French national institute for ocean science, signed a framework agreement on scientific cooperation to bolster research into
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3 October 2022

TOWT: 2 sailing cargo ships under construction

Since October 3rd, TransOceanic Wind Transport (TOWT), a Green Marine Europe member, has two cargo ships under construction with the Piriou Group. Once in operations, these vessels
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