Green Marine is a voluntary environmental program for the North American marine industry including ports, terminals and shipping lines that requires participants to go beyond regulatory compliance and implement a process of continuous environmental improvement.
Neptune has been a member of this program since 2012, the first West Coast Canadian terminal to be certified.
Green Marine’s philosophy of continuous improvement aligns with Neptune’s values and contributes to our continued environmental leadership and excellence. The program, with its regular auditing, is also an important external validation of our environmental management and results.
Green Marine provides members 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, and reports are independently audited every two years. Neptune also undergoes regular external audits of both our actual performance and our management systems, to help us continually improve.
Green Marine program results – which are public and available on their website - determine members’ rankings for each performance indicator on a 1-to-5 scale. Level 1 constitutes the monitoring of regulations, while Level 5 indicates leadership and excellence.
In 2019, Neptune proudly achieved the following rankings from Green Marine, verified by an independent audit:
Scale of 1-5, with 5 representing leadership & excellence and 4 representing introduction of new technologies.