Hendry Marine Industries advances environmental excellence with Green Marine membership
Tampa, FL, February 8, 2022 – Hendry Marine Industries’ Gulf Marine Repair is the first U.S. Gulf Coastshipyard to become a Participant in Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry.
“We’re so pleased to welcome Hendry’s Gulf Marine Repair as both a Florida and U.S. Gulf Coast first interms of shipyards,” said David Bolduc, Green Marine executive director. “Through the Green MarineCertification Program, Gulf Marine Repair has committed to continually assess and improve itsenvironmental performance in order to positively impact the local community and economy through itsrepair of vessels of all ages in a responsible manner.” Kelly Hendry, Hendry Marine Industries’ president, welcomed the Green Marine program’s rigor andtransparency. “Our company was founded in Tampa in 1926. Participating in this thorough certificationwill help us to further our family’s multigenerational commitment to the Port of Tampa and to ourcommunity,” she said.
For certification, Hendry Marine Industries’ Gulf Marine Repair will assess its environmental performancebased on Green Marine’s detailed framework that includes addressing greenhouse gases and air pollutants, spill prevention, waste management, employee and community impacts, and showing environmental leadership. The certification is independently verified upon initial certification andsubsequently every two years. The individual performance of each Green Marine participant is published annually.
Hendry Marine began the certification process earlier this year as the result of engaging a third party to help the company better understand its environmental, social and governance impacts and opportunities.
This prestigious accomplishment will allow the company to assure its customers, the maritime industry and the broader community of their ongoing commitment to operating in an environmentally and sociallysustainable manner.Hendry Marine Industries is also enrolling its subsidiaries, Anchor Sandblasting and Coatings, andUniversal Environmental Solutions, as Green Marine Partners.
“Through our subsidiaries, Hendry offers a full suite of services to attract and support global customers using Port Tampa Bay. We are excited about using the Green Marine framework to assess 100% of our operations.”“By transparently documenting the environmentally sustainable aspects of their operations, the simultaneous addition of these two subsidiaries as Green Marine Partners further enriches the resources available to the program's membership,” Bolduc added.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 EnvironmentalSolutions), 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 overviewFounded 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 theUnited States participating in the program. Green Marine’s unique character derives from the support itreceives 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
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