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Alaska Chadux̂ Network Earns NAMEPA’s Maritime Sustainability Passport – Dedication to oil spill prevention and response demonstrated

WESTON, CT - April 27, 2023 - NAMEPA’s (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) “Maritime Sustainability Passport” (MSP) Certificate and Seal has been awarded to member company, Alaska Chadux̂ Network (ACN), announced Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and CEO of NAMEPA. ACN received their MSP Certificate and Seal in recognition of their dedication to oil spill prevention and response. The MSP program encompasses each of NAMEPA’s six Transparency Pillars in its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) metrics. ACN’s clear dedication to marine environmental protection enabled their successful attainment of the MSP certification.

CEO and President of ACN, Buddy Custard, remarked “Alaska Chadux̂ Network is proud to receive this distinguished recognition. As an oil spill response support organization dedicated to the maritime shipping companies we serve, we believe it is important to support ESG goals. We are proud to join our members in these endeavors as a trusted partner in protecting the marine environment from oil spills in a safe, sustainable, and responsible manner. Receiving the NAMEPA MSP Seal reinforces the scope of ACN’s ESG commitment to our members in Alaska and around the world.”

Oil spills remain one of the greatest environmental concerns in the maritime industry. ACN’s long standing philosophy “Prevention Focused-Response Ready” underscores the company’s proactive approach to reducing the environmental impact of the maritime industry. Over the years, they have refined and pioneered revolutionary techniques for mitigating the effects of oil spills in Alaska. Their core values of respect, integrity, stewardship, and excellence demonstrate a company ethos of innovation and reliability in their field of environmental protection.

ACN is the sixth company to successfully pass the NAMEPA MSP Program and qualify for the MSP and Seal, signifying the participant met or exceeded the program’s guidelines of best practices using ESG principles. Some of the program’s benefits include increased efficiency, stakeholder visibility, and positive global impact.

In 2021, NAMEPA’s MSP Program was awarded the 2021 Green4Sea Initiative Award for its significant contributions in environmental advocacy. NAMEPA is extremely proud to be the first known standards program structured for the maritime industry and remains dedicated to its mission to "Save our Seas.”

To learn more about the NAMEPA MSP Program, visit the MSP Program on NAMEPA's website or email with any relevant questions. The program is offered to NAMEPA members at no cost and enables participants to qualify for the Maritime Sustainability Passport and receive the MSP and Seal. Non-members are welcome to apply to participate at a cost of $5,000 or become NAMEPA members and waive the fee. To protect the proprietary information of the qualifying companies, NAMEPA offers a non-disclosure agreement.

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources. Visit us at:


Alaska Chadux̂ Network’s mission is to provide regulatory compliance with federal and state oil spill prevention and response requirements while advancing innovative solutions to the unique challenges of operating in Alaska and the U.S. Arctic region.  Their founding tenets of Prevent - Respond - Pioneer form a system of spill prevention and response capabilities that are both efficient and compliant.


Featured Photo:  Buddy Custard, CEO and President of Alaska Chadux Network

NAMEPA Maritime Sustainability Passport seal

Featured photo: MSP Seal

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