ACTion Group Recertifies in NAMEPA’s Maritime Sustainability Passport Program

WESTON, CT – May 8, 2023 – The North American Marine Environment Protection Association’s (NAMEPA) “Maritime Sustainability Passport” (MSP) Certificate and Seal has been awarded to The ACTion Group for the second year in a row, announced Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of NAMEPA. After being the first company to certify under the upgraded program last year, The ACTion Group once again met the program requirements and have been presented their MSP Certificate and Seal. The program encompasses each of NAMEPA’s six Transparency Pillars in its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) metrics.

Compliance and ESG Director Chris Kern remarked, “The ACTion Group is proud to receive the MSP Certificate and Seal for a second consecutive year. Our team continues to focus on the future by developing and accomplishing internal sustainable strategies today. NAMEPA membership has provided a foundation to have confidence in our company’s ESG growth.”

The ACTion Group is a regulatory compliance firm with services including, but not limited to, assisting companies with Coast Guard inspections, audits, training, and vetting. Working on the pillars of Advising, Certifying, and Training, The ACTion Group provides expert service in aiding companies in regulation compliance, environmental or otherwise. Furthermore, by officially receiving their MSP, The ACTion Group has proven that their dedication is not just spoken but tangible, aligning them even further with NAMEPA’s mission to promote industry best practices and to Save Our Seas.

“The ACTion group greatly appreciates our continued partnership with NAMEPA,” remarked Mr. Kern, “Our team considers collaboration the key to creating sensible solutions for protecting our inland waterways and all marine environments.”

The ACTion Group successfully passed NAMEPA’s MSP Program and qualified for the MSP Seal, signifying the participant met or exceeded the program’s guidelines of best practices using ESG principles, and the company was awarded the MSP Certificate and Seal. 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. The Green4Sea award is given to an organization that has sparked, realized or significantly contributed with a specific initiative towards greener shipping. NAMEPA is extremely proud of its contribution to the maritime industry with its MSP Program being the first known standards program specifically structured for the maritime industry.

To learn more about the NAMEPA MSP Program, visit the NAMEPA MSP Program  or email with any relevant questions. The program is offered to NAMEPA members at no cost and enables participants to qualify for the MSP and MSP 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:

The goal of The ACTion Group is to enhance an organization through personnel and process development to achieve operational excellence from the boardroom to the galley.

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