Collaborative initiatives

Ship Waste module (EU Regulation 2022/91 compliant):

This module is prepared for ships that take responsible initiative on ship waste to be recognised on top of the Green Award ship certification program. According to the Directive (EU) 2019/883, Ports give reduction on ship waste fees and use this Green Award Ship Waste module as a verification body to base this reduction on.

Waste handling has been integrated in the Green Award program for well over 20 years, hence it was a logical step for Green Award to cooperate become a verifying body for this EU directive.

This module is in line with the EU Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/91 of 21 January 2022 defining the criteria for determining that a ship produces reduced quantities of waste and manages its waste in a sustainable and environmentally sound manner in accordance with Directive (EU) 2019/883 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Ships that meet a set of requirements and receive the “verification report” from Green Award Foundation can redeem reduction on the ship waste fee charged by ports and port reception facilities within the European Union member states. Ships can enroll by filling out this application form.

Ports use Green Award as a verification body to identify which ships get the reduction on their ship waste fee based on this European directive. We are currently in talks with various European ports and we expect to be able to announce first soon. Ports and port reception facilities can reach out to us to find out how they can also utilise Green Award.

ESI Administration Office:

Green Award Foundation collaborates with the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) by taking on the assigned role of administering and managing their Environmental Ship Index (ESI) program.

Already for many years the Green Award Foundation worked in close cooperation with developing ESI which was finally embedded within the IAPH.

One of the big steps made by ESI is to also enhance onboard verifications to control the formula-based index by structured means. The ESI dedicated staff, as well as Green Award surveyors are actively involved with physical verification of ship specific data leading to the unique ship specific index within the ESI. These synergies between both programs and Green Award’s operational experience built up since 1994 made this a logical match.

The roles of the Administration office are:

  • Contact point for the Users (ports and shipping companies)
  • Verifications and their assessments
  • Liaison for the ESI website/database
  • Financial and accounting management

More information on ESI can be found on: