The Ports of Indiana has earned Green Marine certification for all three of its locations. The certification recognizes the organization for its commitment to advance environmental sustainability initiatives and is the first statewide port authority to achieve the honor.
Green Marine is a voluntary program that aims to improve environmental performance by going further than regulatory compliance. It focuses on areas such as aquatic invasive species, greenhouse gases and air pollutants, spill prevention, dry bulk handling and storage, community impact, environmental leadership, storm water and waste management and underwater noise.
“The Green Marine certification emphasizes our commitment to adopt practices and technologies that have a direct impact at our three port locations and beyond,” said Vanta E. Coda II, chief executive officer for the Ports of Indiana, in a news release. “We will continue to seek improvement of our environmental performance by adhering to the Green Marine guiding principles.”