Quebec City – Green Marine and the World Ocean Council (WOC) this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing their collaboration and complementary efforts to advance environmental sustainability and ocean health. The MoU will serve as a framework to explore opportunities and identify synergies to collaborate on the shared objective of improving the maritime industry’s environmental performance.
“WOC’s mission as the global business leadership alliance for Corporate Ocean Responsibility is based on partnerships with organizations,” said CEO Paul Holthus. “This agreement is a solid step forward in developing the network of organizations with the shared goal of protecting the marine environment and addressing climate change through more responsible ocean industry operations.”
Through their partnership, Green Marine and the World Ocean Council will promote each other’s efforts and successes. They will also increase awareness of their respective programs to the relevant networks, sharing information with potential members to further strengthen both organizations and their shared missions. Green Marine and the WOC will furthermore collaborate on marine environment protection and preservation initiatives through the exchange of technical expertise, best environmental practices and other information to make the maritime sector more sustainable.
« This agreement is so timely with the recent establishment of the Green Marine Europe label, » added David Bolduc, Green Marine’s executive director. “It will allow us to investigate strategic opportunities to expand Green Marine’s presence beyond North America and Europe in collaboration with the WOC’s global presence and platform, » explains Bolduc. “The primary objective is to bolster each other’s efforts for cleaner oceans.”