The Port of Prince Rupert is adopting best practices and technologies that have a direct impact on our environmental footprint. With a focus on constant improvement, the Port is committed to develop in a sustainable way that minimizes environmental impacts.
That's why the Port of Prince Rupert was the first west coast port to become a member of the Green Marine Environmental Program in 2010.
Transparent and credible, the Green Marine program requires the Port to adopt concrete practices and measurable actions, as well as undergo rigorous external audits, to ensure we operate in a sustainable manner.
It addresses seven major environmental issues identified by the marine industry:
- Aquatic invasive species
- Air emissions: SOx and NOx
- Greenhouse gases
- Cargo residues
- Oily waters
- Noise, dust, odours and luminous pollution
- Environmental leadership
The program has four basic steps:
- Evaluation -- progress is evaluated based on progress of five separate criteria.
- External Verification -- results are subject to an external audit to verify accuracy of data and check facilities.
- Publication of Results -- published on a yearly basis in Green Marine's annual report.
- Certification -- awarded to participants who have participated for more than a year.
For more information on the program, visit Green Marine.