Green Marine is a voluntary environmental program for the North American marine industry – ports, terminals and shipping lines.
As one of North America’s largest multi-product bulk terminals, Neptune Terminals is determined to lead by example. In 2012, we were the first West Coast terminal in Canada to be certified by the organization.
Green Marine encourages participants to go beyond regulatory compliance and implement a process of continuous environmental improvement. This is in keeping with Neptune’s values as a company, and contributes to our continued environmental leadership and excellence.
The Green Marine program provides ports and terminals with an action plan for addressing six key environmental issues. Companies must demonstrate measurable year-over-year improvement in these areas to maintain their certification.
- Greenhouse gas emissions
- Dry bulk handling and storage
- Environmental leadership
- Community impacts
- Waste management
- Prevention of spills and leakages
Neptune and other participants complete a detailed annual self-evaluation. The results – which are reported publicly – determine our 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 through external audits every two years. In order to measure our success, Neptune also undergoes regular external audits of both our actual performance and our management systems, to help us continually improve.
In 2017, Neptune proudly achieved the following rankings from Green Marine, verified by an independent audit. We were one of only two terminals in the Green Marine program to receive this top ranking, demonstrating our continued environmental leadership.