Ocean Labels/Standards/Certifications Benchmark

Existinghigh-quality labels, standards and certifications are based on an approach that structurallylimits the impact of companies by optimizing production facilities and supporting sustainable sourcing. This particularly effective, incentive-based approach has enabled many advances and developments within companies, each with its own specificities and challenges, whether sector-specific, technical or commercial.

The Engaged For Ocean label complements our efforts to limit the impact of our activities, and enables us to outsource compensation measures that generate virtuous, measured results.

More than complementary, Engaged For Ocean amplifies the measurable effects for the environment and the Ocean of actions and initiatives carried out by companies already certified or labeled elsewhere. 



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Born of a collective industry initiative, Green Marine Europe aims to guide the maritime industry towards environmental excellence by encouraging maritime companies to adopt concrete, measurable actions that go beyond regulatory requirements. The program addresses issues specific to maritime transport, linked to air, water and soil quality. It is an inclusive, rigorous and transparent initiative that brings together several types of shipowners and shipyards. To obtain Green Marine Europe certification, participants must meet all the requirements of the certification process. Green Marine Europe's membership also includes associations, supporters and partners, all of whom, in their own way, support participants in their efforts to reduce their environmental footprint.

The European Ecolabel is the European Commission's official label for environmentally-friendly tourist accommodation. In France, certification is issued by AFNOR Certification. The criteria of the "Tourist accommodation" standard guarantee a reduction in the environmental impact of the entire tourist structure: linen, cleaning of premises, catering, maintenance, spa and swimming pool, green spaces...

From the outset, the Fondation de la Mer has been committed to helping companies identify their impacts, assess them, implement their action plans and recognize the efforts of those who are making a difference. It supports them in their efforts to identify their impacts, assess them, implement their action plans and recognize the efforts of those who are making a difference.
To this end, the Fondation de la Mer has developed the Référentiel Océan and the OCEAN APPROVED® label. These two tools enable companies to manage these transformations simply and effectively. Based on ODD14 and ODD6, they comply with established standards and were created in partnership with BCG and Bureau Veritas.

Mr.Goodfish is a European program designed to raise public and professional awareness of sustainable seafood consumption. It was initiated by three of Europe's leading aquariums (Acquario di Genova in Italy, Aquarium Finisterrae in Spain and Nausicaá - Centre National de la Mer, in France).

The Mr.Goodfish selection criteria were established in France in partnership with IFREMER. There are 4 rigorously scientific criteria:

Resource status / Size / Season / Species status

LUCIE is a community of organizations that share the same desire: to make this world fairer and more respectful of people and the land.

As citizens' expectations evolve, companies can no longer be mere economic players. You share this conviction, and like all of us, you want to contribute to meeting tomorrow's challenges.

ISO 26000 is an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard setting out guidelines for corporate social responsibility1 and, more generally, for the social responsibility of organizations, i.e. how organizations can and should contribute to sustainable development. It was published on November 1, 20102.

Recreational boating has a significant impact on the environment and water quality, both in and around harbors.

Seaports, fishing harbors and marinas generate toxic waste (batteries, waste oils, acid solvents, plastics, resins, used paint cans, etc.) and pollution from effluents (careening water, wastewater, rainwater) discharged directly into the harbor. In 2001, a partnership agreement was signed between the Syndicat Mixte d'Aménagement Touristique du Languedoc-Roussillon and the Conseil Régional Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur, creating the Ports Propres en Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur initiative.

OceanCycle provides 100% independent third-party certification of offshore plastic recycling supply chains to ensure they meet international quality, ethical, environmental and labor standards.Our certification uses a unique chain-of-custody system. Buyers of OceanCycle-certified materials benefit from end-to-end traceability of these materials, from bottle collection to manufacturing.

Ethic Ocean is an environmental organization dedicated to the preservation of fisheries resources and marine ecosystems. Its mission is to create opportunities for change and to contribute to the implementation of sustainable practices within the industry.Our vision: all stakeholders, ocean users, are responsible and collaborate to find solutions that enable the responsible use of the oceans and their resources, with less impact on the oceans, ecosystems and communities that depend on them.Our mission: Ethic Ocean mobilizes professionals by encouraging good practices in favor of the preservation of the oceans and their resources.

Created by Teragir in 1985, the Blue Flag is awarded annually to municipalities and marinas that have a policy of sustainable tourism development. Now present in 46 countries on all continents, the Blue Flag has become a benchmark in the fields of tourism, the environment and sustainable development.
As a guarantee of good environmental quality, the Blue Flag hoisted on a municipality or marina conveys a positive, dynamic image to residents and visitors alike. It also promotes a general awareness of the need to behave in a way that is more respectful of nature and its riches.

Going green and implementing sustainability from the bottom up at your facility is no easy task. Green Key recognizes that no two facilities are alike, and that different businesses face different sustainability challenges. That's why our program offers support throughout the entire process, from application to final certification. Founded in 1994, Green Key already has over 30 years' experience in the field of ecolabelling for tourism, with an extensive knowledge base shared with both applicants and certified establishments.

The Engagé RSE label is the benchmark for assessing the maturity of organizations' CSR initiatives, based on ISO 26000. The Engagé RSE label is open to all types of organization (companies, associations or regions), whatever their CSR maturity, size or sector of activity.

To be awarded the Engagé RSE label is to send out a strong signal: that of an organization that takes responsibility for the impact of its decisions and is committed to the sustainable development of its activities. AFNOR Certification is proud to bring together a community of over 220 certified organizations in France and abroad, and over 600 organizations committed to the "Engagé RSE" solutions path.

Since 2017, the "Pêche Durable" ecolabel has been a sign of quality that promotes sustainable fishing. It certifies to consumers that these fishing products meet environmental, economic and social requirements.

This public ecolabel in France follows on from the fishing industry's desire, in 2007, to create an ecolabel that could be easily recognized by consumers. Two Atlantic bluefin tuna fisheries (Sathoan, located in Sète, and the Vendée producers' organization, located in Les Sables-d'Olonne), as well as one fish market and seven wholesale fish merchants selling their products, have been awarded the "Pêche Durable" ecolabel.

To ensure that your event, whatever its type or size, is part of a sustainable development approach, use ISO 20121.

Event activities take a heavy toll on resources, society in general and the environment, due to the significant waste they can often produce. This International Standard has been developed to promote responsible consumption and mitigate the negative effects on local infrastructure and public services, thereby reducing the risk of conflict within communities hosting events.

ECOPORT, Ecoports (or EcoPorts) is a label awarded to European ports voluntarily adhering to "best practices" in sustainable development, as part of a project dating back to 1999, supported by the EcoPorts Foundation (EPF), a network of voluntary stakeholders in port management willing to share their environmental experiences. Not to be confused with the French "exemplary port" label, issued by the Ministry of the Environment.

The MSC label guarantees that your fish has been caught in a responsible manner, leaving enough fish in the ocean, respecting the marine environment and enabling fishermen to continue their trade.
There are 11 French fisheries certified in the MSC program, representing 12 different species and 19% of total fish catches by French fishing vessels.