A Green Award certificate, which can be obtained by ships that go above and beyond the industry standards in terms of safety, quality and environmental performance, acts as a quality mark and brings benefits to its holders.
Established in 1994
Non-profit, independent, international
Quality mark for high performing vessels
Own in-house developed requirements
A network of ports, ship managers, charterers, maritime service providers and authorities
Governed by key industry representatives
Ocean and River
Audits and certified ships and shipping companies
30+ countries in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Australasia and South and North Americas participate
Over 1500 ships certified (inland and sea) and over 200 incentive providers which include ports and maritime service providers participate
Tool for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for ports and companies
Our logo is a modern image of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, with his trident. The blue color in the logo symbolizes the ocean as a clear blue wave in a clean ocean. The color green is symbolizing the environment. The blue wave is, since the requirements for Green Award certification, dynamic: step by step greener and safer shipping.
Poseidon looks firm to his ocean, seeing a red floater symbolizing the human element. Mistakes or misbehavior by human beings can spoil his ocean, but also they are the only ones who can work on improving it.
The two short prongs of Poseidon’s trident symbolize technical requirements and management requirements of the ship certification programme. The long and most important prong stand for the human element.
The Green Award logo is designed by Henk Knoeff.