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Certification

The Green Marine Europe environmental certification program offers a comprehensive framework for maritime companies to benchmark and then reduce their environmental footprint.

Through its eight performance indicators, the comprehensive program addresses prioritized environmental issues related to air, water and soil quality, as well as community relations.

To obtain their certification, Green Marine Europe participants must demonstrate continual and measurable improvement, year after year, and respect all elements of the certification process, i.e., the annual self-evaluation, external verification, and publication of results.

Certification Process

Certification process

The certification process is rigorous and transparent. It requires participants to commit to continual improvement.  

Performance Indicators

Performance indicators

The 8 performance indicators target key issues, and their criteria are distributed on a 1-to-5 scale.

External verification

External verification

To obtain Green Marine Europe certification, a participant must undergo an external verification every two years.

Results

Results

Participants’ results with certification status are also published in Green Marine Europe’s Annual Report and website.

Why become a participant?

Green Marine Europe offers an action plan to assess and improve your environmental performance.

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RELEVANCE

A program applicable to ship owners and addresses priority environmental issues.

Verification

MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION

Participants measure their environmental performance and take concrete actions; external verification ensures program’s rigour and credibility.

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COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

The program is developed in partnership with an extensive network of environmental groups, government agencies and academic experts.

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TRANSPARENCY

All program criteria and requirements are accessible with participants’ results published, which contributes to a high level of trust.

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ADDED VALUE

An economical way to initiate a sustainable development process validated by a third party. See the fee schedule.

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RECOGNITION AND VISIBILITY

Maintaining social acceptability and enhancing reputational capital; better communication of implemented environmental actions.

OBTAIN Green Marine Europe CERTIFICATION

Become a Green Marine Europe participant to obtain recognition and visibility for your environmental efforts. You will have access to an action plan to assess and improve your environmental performance in addition to benefitting from a unique network. See the fees schedule.