Advancing environmental excellence

Green Marine Europe is an environmental certification program for the European maritime industry. It is a voluntary initiative that helps its participants 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



The certification process

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

Illustrated boat

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 participants 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.

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