SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The Port of Saguenay is committed to conducting its operations in a sustainable manner. The Port has been a Green Marine certified participant since 2009, and steadily improved its environmental performance since joining the program, even reaching the higher level of performance for the spill and prevention indicator. Results are based on a scale of 1 to 5, where Level 1 represents the monitoring of regulations and 5, leadership and excellence. 

Founded in 2007, Green Marine is a North American environmental certification program that stems from a voluntary initiative by the maritime industry to exceed regulatory requirements. Green Marine is a rigorous, transparent and inclusive program that targets prioritized environmental issues such as greenhouse gases, community impacts, and water and land pollution. To date, more than 145 ship owners, port authorities, terminals and shipyards from one ocean to the other in Canada and the United States participate in the program. The Green Marine program derives its uniqueness from the support it receives from environmental organizations and government agencies. These approximately 75 supporters contribute to shaping and revising the program.

The cornerstone of the Green Marine initiative is its far-reaching environmental program, which makes it possible for any marine company operating in Canada or the U.S. to reduce its environmental footprint by undertaking concrete and measurable actions.

To receive their certification, participants must benchmark their annual environmental performance through the program’s exhaustive self-evaluation guides, have their results verified by an accredited external verifier and agree to publication of their individual results.

The annual results are published in Green Marine’s Annual performance report, at the beginning of June every year, and posted on Green Marine website.

Green Marine web site: https://www.green-marine.org/certification/results/