TAMPA, Fla. (June 27, 2022) — Hendry Marine Industries’ Gulf Marine Repair shipyard has been recognized as a certified Green Marine Participant at the recent GreenTech Conference in Montreal, Canada. The certification for environmental excellence came after Hendry completed a rigorous and transparent certification process it started in January.
Green Marine is the largest voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry. It encourages the industry to go beyond government regulatory standards to help develop continuously improving environmental and socially sustainable practices.
In order to receive certification, Hendry Marine assessed its environmental performance based on Green Marine’s detailed framework that includes addressing greenhouse gasses and air pollutants, spill prevention, stormwater management, waste management, community impacts, and environmental leadership. Certification is only granted after an independent review by an external verifier accredited by Green Marine.
“For the maritime industry to continue to thrive, we must protect our environment,” said Hal Hendry, Special Projects Manager at Hendry Marine. “This certification shows how committed our company is to being a good environmental steward by implementing the best environmentally and socially sustainable practices.”
Hendry Marine will now demonstrate its continuous improvement of environmental performance as it submits annual self-evaluation reports indicating higher levels of completion for each of the performance indicators.
About Hendry Marine Industries
Hendry Marine Industries consists of a diverse range of maritime businesses, including commercial and government ship repair (Gulf Marine Repair), marine environmental services (Universal Environmental Solutions), and surface preparation and coatings (Anchor Sandblasting and Coatings). All of the companies are headquartered at the main shipyard’s location in Tampa, Florida. Hendry Marine Industries is a holding company owned by the Hendry family and the company’s employees, whose stock ownership instills an increased sense of commitment to their work and pride in its quality.
Green Marine overview
Founded in 2007, Green Marine’s North American environmental certification program is the result of a voluntary effort by the shipping industry to go beyond regulations. There are currently more than 150 ship owners, port authorities, terminal operators and shipyard managers throughout Canada and the United States participating in the program. Green Marine’s unique character derives from the support it receives from environmental, scientific, government and community organizations. Some 85 supporters help to shape and revise the program, which is outlined in detail at www.green-marine.org