Environmental Sustainability Principles

The Port of Pensacola is committed to integrating environmental sustainability principles and programs in its business decisions, port development and port operations.  We are committed to minimizing impacts on the natural environment by aiming to exceed the minimum requirements set by applicable laws and regulations. Our goal is to continuously improve our practices and environmental stewardship initiatives pertaining to air quality, water quality, waste management and energy consumption.

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Green Marine is a voluntary environmental certification program that is third-party audited and encourages continuous improvement in environmental performance and community impact management. The Port of Pensacola became a participant back in 2021.

Annual Evaluation: Green Marine is a comprehensive environmental program that provides frameworks for shipping companies, terminal operators and ports to voluntarily reduce their environmental footprints. The program requires participants to adopt practices and technologies that will have a direct impact on the ground. The progress that participants make in this respect is evaluated with the help of performance indicators, which are revised yearly, in the spirit of continuous improvement at the heart of the environmental program. For ports, Green Marine measures several performance indicators, including community impacts, environmental leadership, air quality and greenhouse gas emissions, spill prevention and storm-water management, underwater noise, and waste management.

To maintain our certification, the Port provides annual evaluation reports and is audited by an independent party every other year.

Port of Pensacola Green Marine 2023 Results:

Greenhouse gases and air pollutants: 1

Spill prevention and stormwater management : 4

Dry Bulk handling and storage: 1

Community Impacts: 2

Environmental leadership: 2

Waste management : 1

Underwater noise: 1

Community relations: 2


For more information on Green Marine's Scope and Criteria, click here.