The Pasha Group Recognized by NAMEPA for Exemplary ESG Practices, Awarded the Maritime Sustainability Passport & Seal

WESTON, CT – June 13, 2023 - In an official announcement, Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and CEO of The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), revealed that its prestigious "Maritime Sustainability Passport" (MSP) Certificate and Seal have been granted to the Pasha Group. Recognized for their unwavering commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices, the Pasha Group has successfully fulfilled all the requirements of the program and earned NAMEPA’s MSP Certificate and Seal.

The MSP program, comprising NAMEPA's six Transparency Pillars--Waste Management, GHG Emissions, Education, Technology, Social, and Governance--evaluates companies based on their ESG metrics. The Pasha Group has showcased their dedication to the marine environment by demonstrating compliance with each of these pillars. This significant achievement is a testament to the Pasha Group’s proactive efforts to promote sustainability and responsible business practices in the maritime industry.

“The Pasha Group is honored to receive NAMEPA's Maritime Sustainability Passport and Seal,” remarked Kai Martin, VP, Chief Sustainability Officer. “Marine stewardship is a top priority for our team, and progressive initiatives such as NAMEPA's MSP Program play an important role in supporting an engaged and strong workforce to achieve a cleaner environment for our communities. The CSR/ESG Metrics that were identified, and the performance feedback provided, serve as an excellent guide to improve our systems, and operate as sustainably as possible today and in the future.”

The Pasha Group operates in both the maritime and automotive shipping worlds with a long-time focus on environmental protection. Prior to receiving their MSP, the Pasha Group’s Pacific Fleet was awarded Certificates of Environmental Achievement by the Chamber of Shipping of America for operating a total of 68 years in environmental excellence, demonstrating long-term commitment to environmentally aware practices. Furthermore, by officially receiving their MSP, the Pasha 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 Pasha Group successfully passed NAMEPA’s MSP Program and qualified for the MSP Certificate & Seal, signifying they met or exceeded the program’s guidelines of best practices using ESG principles. Some of the program’s many benefits include increased efficiency, stakeholder visibility, and 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.

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 to a specific initiative toward 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 NAMEPA’s MSP Program,  the NAMEPA website or email with any relevant questions. Currently, the program is offered to NAMEPA members at no cost to qualify for the Maritime Sustainability Passport and receive the MSP Certificate & Seal. Non-members are welcome to apply to participate at a cost of $5,000 or become NAMEPA members and have the fee waived. 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

Serving customers since 1947, The Pasha Group is a family-owned diversified global logistics and transportation services company. The Pasha Group’s Mission is to be a leader in providing customized, cost-effective, and profitable value-added services to the automotive, maritime, and relocation industries through the integration of Pasha’s network of global logistics entities and strategic partners. Through Commitment to investing in employees, facilities, equipment, and technology, they bring increased quality and profitability for themselves and their customers. For more information, visit

ESGPlus LLC is committed to enhancing corporate governance, managing commercial and operational risk, and social & environmental compliance for our clients. We work hard to ensure best practices are in action to make the client’s maritime supply chain safer and more resilient while adding to social license and social equity.


 Kai Martin, VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Pasha Group