(EVERETT, Wash.) — The Port of Everett, which supports the cargo movements of the nation’s largest exporter and is home port to Naval Station Everett, is the newest participant in Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental certification program for the maritime industry in North America.
“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome the Port of Everett within the Green Marine program,” said David Bolduc, Green Marine’s rxecutive director. “With its newly adopted environmental policy, its desire to enhance environmental awareness, and its participation in our certification program, the Port of Everett continues to show its true commitment to sustainability.”
The Port of Everett has a strong track record of environmental management and is an environmental leader in Washington’s maritime industry. Consistent with its goal of continuous environmental improvement, the Port recently adopted Green Marine as one of its key environmental stewardship programs.
“Green Marine certification aligns well with our strategic initiatives with regards to the environment and sustaining the clean air, water and soil that we have in our port,” said Port of Everett CEO and Executive Director Les Reardanz. “This program is a great example of how good environmental planning and economic growth can go hand in hand.”
Green Marine’s environmental program offers a roadmap for port authorities, terminal operators and shipping lines to voluntarily reduce their environmental footprint. The comprehensive program addresses key environmental issues using 12 performance indicators that include reducing air emissions, minimizing community impacts, and demonstrating environmental leadership.
For more information, visit www.green-marine.org.