NAMEPA Awards ACTion group with Third Consecutive Maritime Sustainability Passport®

WESTON, CT – May 8, 2024 – The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is delighted to announce that the ACTion group has been awarded the Maritime Sustainability Passport® (MSP) Certificate and MSP Seal for the third year in a row. This award recognizes the ACTion group’s continued excellence and leadership in maritime sustainability practices.

Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and CEO of NAMEPA, praised the ACTion Group for their ongoing commitment, saying, “The ACTion group has consistently demonstrated a high level of dedication to sustainable maritime operations. Their ability to maintain the MSP Program standards for three consecutive years exemplifies their role as a pioneer in our industry.”

Chris Kern, Director of Compliance and Sustainability at the ACTion group, reflected on their achievements: “The ACTion group is proud that for the third year running, we have earned the NAMEPA Maritime Sustainability Passport ® (MSP). This is a testament to our team’s collective dedication and proactive approach to implementing robust internal strategies that are shaping a more sustainable future.”

The MSP & Seal is granted to organizations that excel across NAMEPA’s six Transparency Pillars, which emphasize the adherence of the company to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles. The ACTion group’s continued actions to these standards underscore their leadership in fostering sustainable maritime practices.

“The steadfast efforts of the ACTion group not only enhance their operations but also set a commendable standard for environmental stewardship in the maritime industry,” added Lyden Walker.

The ACTion group provides a range of regulatory compliance services, including Coast Guard inspections, audits, and training. Their achievements in the MSP program highlight their commitment to operational efficiency, increased stakeholder visibility, and a positive global impact.

The Maritime Sustainability Passport® (MSP) Program was developed by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association and ESGplus LLC  as an innovative ESG assessment tool tailored specifically for the maritime industry. Launched in June 2020, the tool enables companies, associations, educators, and individuals in the industry to evaluate their adherence to ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) principles.

To learn more about NAMEPA’s MSP Program, visit our website or email  with any relevant questions. 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:


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