NAMEPA’s Sustainability Program grows exponentially in 2023


At the latest All-Hands Meeting of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), Co-Founder and CEO Carleen Lyden Walker (pictured) revealed a remarkable surge in participation for NAMEPA’s groundbreaking Maritime Sustainability Passport (MSP) Program.

“We are thrilled to witness a remarkable upsurge in MSP Program enrollments this year,” stated Ms. Walker. “Notably, a diverse array of entities, including corporations, individuals, seafarers, and students, have embraced the MSP Program, with some actively engaging and others successfully completing it. Impressively, the program has achieved a staggering growth rate exceeding 300% compared to the previous year.”

The MSP Program stands as the maritime industry’s premier and longest-standing sustainability initiative, distinguished by its comprehensive framework and the annual updates it receives. “As we progress through 2023, we eagerly anticipate continued engagement from the maritime industry,” expressed Ms. Walker. “The growing interest and collaboration witnessed across the sector inspire confidence in our collective dedication to preserving our oceans through NAMEPA’s ‘Save Our Seas’ mission.”

Notably, the MSP Program’s accomplishments have been fortified through an invaluable partnership with ESGPlus LLC. Since its inception in June 2020, ESGPlus has played a pivotal role in shaping and elevating the MSP Program, contributing significantly to its achievements.

With the ongoing momentum and resounding success of the MSP Program, NAMEPA remains steadfast in its commitment to fostering sustainable practices within the maritime realm. By fostering industry-wide awareness and action, the program continues to steer the maritime industry toward a greener and more environmentally responsible future.