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  • Corporate Information

    Marine Atlantic’s Board of Directors provides the overall policy direction for the Corporation. The mandate for this 10-person group is broadly defined within Section 109 of the Financial Administration Act (FAA), which states that the Board is charged with overseeing the direction of Marine Atlantic’s business activities.

    The Corporation’s Board governs the operation of Marine Atlantic Inc. within a strict regulatory environment. The FAA, the Marine Atlantic Inc. Acquisition Authorization Act, and the federal government’s National Marine Policy in consort dictate a framework for the Corporation’s affairs. In tandem with this legislation, Marine Atlantic’s articles of incorporation, by-laws and mission statement guide the Board and management in their decision-making. The National Marine Policy also provides additional direction as it dictates that Marine Atlantic focus on providing the ferry service, as the Corporation is not entitled to consider expansion into other business enterprises.

    The Marine Atlantic Board has three standing committees that undertake primary diligence on items within their areas of responsibility. Board members are assigned to specific committees. These are: the Corporate Governance Committee, the Audit and Risk Committee, and the Human Resources Pension Management Committee.  


  • Marine Atlantic's Disclosure of Wrongdoings (Protected Reporting Policy)

    At Marine Atlantic, we are dedicated to creating and fostering a culture of open communication where issues and concerns are heard and addressed in an appropriate manner. Marine Atlantic's Disclosure of Wrongdoings (Protected Reporting Policy) provides an opportunity and avenue for any individual to bring concerns forward to senior official within the organization or the Government of Canada.

    For more information, please read Marine Atlantic's Disclosure of Wrongdoings (Protected Reporting Policy) here.


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    Marine Atlantic and Green Marine 

    Marine Atlantic is committed to conducting its operations in a sustainable manner. The company has been a Green Marine participant since 2014, when it entered its four ships and three terminals located in Argentia, Port aux Basques and North Sydney in the environmental program.

    Founded in 2007, Green Marine is a North American environmental certification program that stems from a voluntary initiative by the maritime industry to exceed regulatory requirements. Green Marine is a rigorous, transparent and inclusive program that targets prioritized environmental issues such as greenhouse gases, community impacts, and water and land pollution. To date, more than 130 ship owners, port authorities, terminals and shipyards from one ocean to the other in Canada and the United States participate in the program. The Green Marine program derives its uniqueness from the support it receives from environmental organizations and government agencies. These approximately 70 supporters contribute to shaping and revising the program.

    The cornerstone of the Green Marine initiative is its far-reaching environmental program, which makes it possible for any marine company operating in Canada or the U.S. to reduce its environmental footprint by undertaking concrete and measurable actions.

    To receive their certification, participants must benchmark their annual environmental performance through the program’s exhaustive self-evaluation guides, have their results verified by an accredited external verifier and agree to publication of their individual results.

    The annual results are published in Green Marine’s Annual performance report, at the end of May every year, and posted on the Green Marine website.