(WARREN, R.I.) — Blount Boats Inc. is the eighth shipyard company to join Green Marine, the leading voluntary environmental program for North America’s maritime industry.
Based in Warren, R.I., Blount Boats is a family-owned private shipyard with 70 years of experience. Through the years, good workmanship, innovations and proven reliability have earned the Blount organization distinction as a successful marine industry leader.
“We’re already committed to delivering vessels that exceed our clients’ expectations and now wish to go beyond compliance in our work in terms of the environment as well,” said Marcia Blount, the company’s president. “The Green Marine framework is tailor made for the marine industry and scalable to our size of operations. It will provide guidance toward greater sustainability for our shipbuilding activities.”
Green Marine further expanded its shipyard and U.S. East Coast membership by welcoming Blount Boats into the environmental certification program. “Blount Boats increases the shipyard participation and is very timely with Green Marine releasing a new performance indicator for ship recycling in the coming year,” said David Bolduc, Green Marine’s executive director. “It is also rewarding to see more shipyards joining from the U.S. East and West coasts, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence region, and British Columbia.”
The Green Marine environmental certification program addresses key environmental issues through 12 performance indicators that include greenhouse gases, air emissions, spill prevention, waste management, environmental leadership, and community impacts – some applicable to shipping activities, others to landside operations.
The certification process is rigorous and transparent with results independently verified every two years. Each company’s individual performance is made public annually.
For more information, visit www.green-marine.org.