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One of our strategic priorities is to ensure the sustainability of our four ports by securing their long-term strategic role in the commercial and economic development of the Lower St. Lawrence and Gaspésie regions (economic sphere), by interacting with their communities in an engaged and active manner (social sphere), and by maintaining their environmental integrity to ensure a clean and safe environment (environmental sphere).
As part of our future sustainable development action plan, we intend to implement actions that promote these pillars of sustainable development.
Our vision is backed by the Gouvernement du Québec’s maritime strategy (Advantage St. Lawrence) and strives to promote the economic development of the ports of Gros-Cacouna, Rimouski, Matane and Gaspé by tapping into their ability to work together and for each other.
Developing to open up a world of opportunities is at the forefront of our mission.
This exercise helped identify the pillars of development for each port:
We care about protecting the environment, and take all necessary measures to do so at the ports of Gros-Cacouna, Rimouski, Matane and Gaspé.
We strive to continuously improve our facilities and have implemented environmental management practices at each of our ports. In addition, all of our ports are registered with Green Marine.
Founded in 2007, Green Marine is a North American environmental certification program that is part of the maritime industry’s voluntary efforts to improve its participants’ environmental performance beyond regulations. Rigorous, transparent and inclusive, Green Marine targets key environmental issues through its nine distinct performance indicators for ports and seaways.
To obtain Green Marine certification, each of our ports must assess its environmental performance based on the following performance indicators:
Reduction of greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions
Spill prevention and stormwater management
Dry bulk handling
SPBSG has been proudly Green Marine certified in 2022
The certification process is rigorous and transparent. The results are independently verified every two years, and each participant’s results are made available to the public annually. Our first performance results have been published in 2023 for the year 2022.
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