Gulf Marine Repair of Hendry Marine Industries in Tampa, Florida, has become the first US Gulf Coast shipyard to participate in Green Marine, North America’s largest voluntary environmental certification program for the marine industry.
“We are thrilled to welcome Hendry’s Gulf Marine Repair as a first in Florida and the US Gulf Coast for shipyards,” said David Bolduc, Executive Director of Green Marine. “Through the Green Marine Certification Program, Gulf Marine Repair is committed to continually evaluating and improving its environmental performance in order to positively impact the local community and economy through its responsible repair of vessels of all ages. .”
Kelly Hendry, president of Hendry Marine Industries, praised the rigor and transparency of the Green Marine program.
“Our company was founded in Tampa in 1926. Participating in this extensive certification will help us strengthen our family’s multi-generational commitment to the Port of Tampa and our community,” she said.
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For certification, Hendry Marine Industries’ Gulf Marine Repair will assess its environmental performance based on the detailed Green Marine Framework which includes addressing greenhouse gases and air pollutants, spill prevention, waste, employee and community impacts, and environmental leadership.
Certification is independently verified upon initial certification and every two years thereafter. The individual performance of each Green Marine participant is published annually.
Hendry Marine began the certification process earlier this year following a third-party engagement to help the company better understand its environmental, social and governance impacts and opportunities. The certification will allow the company to assure its customers, the maritime industry and the wider community of its continued commitment to operating in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner.
Hendry Marine Industries also enrolls its subsidiaries, Anchor Sandblasting and Coatings and Universal Environmental Solutions, as partners of Green Marine.
“The simultaneous addition of these two affiliates as Green Marine Partners further enriches the resources available to program members,” noted Bolduc.