The Port of Anacortes is committed to conducting its operations in a sustainable manner. To benchmark and further improve its environmental performance, the Port’s marine terminal became a Green Marine participant in March 2019. The Port conducted its first self-evaluation in 2020, with the results verified by an outside auditor. The Port of Anacortes is now a certified member of Green Marine.
Green Marine is an environmental certification program for the North American marine industry dedicated to advancing environmental excellence. The program 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. See the performance indicators below.
To date, more than 130 ship owners, port authorities, terminals and shipyards from one ocean to the other in the United States and Canada participate in 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. For more information on the Port’s participation in Green Marine, please click here.