Certification Procedure

Green Award certifies top notch ships and ship management companies striving for excellence and meeting requirements that go beyond the industry’s regulations.

  • Green Award carries out Office Audit of the ship management company to observe the company’s management system and its operational policies and procedures, along with their involvement with the office personnel

  • Ship Survey follows: first the Initial Review which is a desktop documentation review, second a survey onboard ship

  • separate certificate is issued for ship and office

  • Both office and ship certificates are valid for 3 years

The certification procedure step by step

Each ship is to be applied for Green Award certification by submitting the filled out application form

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Applicant to fill in the application form

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Green Award (GA) Certification Dept performs the initial review

(desktop review; at least 2 weeks requested for processing)

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Office audit at the premises of the DOC Holder by GA surveyors

(takes place only for the 1st ship but renewed every 3 years; performed in 2 days by 2 auditors)

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Certification assessment of office audit by GA Certification Dept

(controls whether compliant to the GA regulations and assessment criteria)

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Survey onboard ship by a Green Award surveyor

(takes place in 1 day by 1 surveyor)

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Certification assessment of the ship survey by GA Certification Dept

(controls whether compliant to the GA regulations and assessment criteria)

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Issuance of Green Award office and ship certificates

(hereafter, the ship is surveyed annually; and as many ships as opted for can be applied/surveyed)

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