KOTUG Canada is committed to principles and practices that contribute to a protected and sustainable marine environment. Safe and sound operations for the well-being of all involved, respect for the environment, and an excellent level of training and competence are absolute requisites for achieving this goal.


KOTUG Canada is a member of Green Marine, a voluntary environmental certification program for the North American marine industry. It is a rigorous, transparent and inclusive initiative that addresses key environmental issues through its 13 performance indicators. The program encourages its participants to reduce their environmental footprint by taking concrete actions.


KOTUG Canada is honoured to partner with and learn from the traditions, practices and perspectives of many unique Indigenous communities across Canada, whose traditional knowledge of coastal and marine environments is invaluable to sustainable practices in our industry.


Parent company, KOTUG International is strongly engaged in helping people in need and contributing to a safe society with the Kooren Foundation, a charity with an ambition to help those in need of support and guidance find their way back into safe harbours.


Parent company, Horizon Maritime has an active charitable givings and community involvement portfolio, including the Mission to Seafarers, the Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), Newfoundland & Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association , Marine Renewables Canadathe Maritimes Energy Association, the Marine Institute at Memorial University, the Nautical Institute at the Nova Scotia Community College, the British Columbia Institute of Technology,  YMCA of St. John’s, LGBT-friendly health centres in St. John’s and Halifax, as well as sponsoring a number of youth sports teams every year.