Minimizing our marine environmental footprint is a priority for the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

Our activity at Westridge Marine Terminal reflects that priority on a daily basis through our commitments to continuous improvement and best practices at the terminal and throughout our operations. We participate in Green Marine, a voluntary environmental performance program that includes both self-assessments and independent third-party verification for members of the North American marine industry. Green Marine encourages members to exceed regulatory standards on nine major environmental issues identified by the marine industry.

Trans Mountain’s Westridge Marine Terminal is one of 11 West Coast terminals participating. Issues applicable to Westridge terminal are:

  • Greenhouse gases and air pollutants
  • Water and land pollution prevention
  • Community impacts
  • Environmental leadership
  • Waste Management

Results of the recent Green Marine Performance Report for 2017, released at an event in Vancouver, show we’re maintaining a Level Three performance rating — with Level Four for environmental leadership. The ratings confirm we have formally adopted management plans and conduct measurements for evaluating environmental impacts of our operations at Westridge. This is despite the added complexity of construction activities that have occurred on-site during terminal operations.

Green Marine’s participants are stretched across the west and east coasts of North America, representing more than 130 ship owners, ports, terminals, shipyards and the St. Lawrence Seaway.

In addition, Green Marine has 70 marine industry partners; 70 supporters representing government, non-government and research organizations; and association members (including the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia) who serve as ambassadors for its environmental program.