Environmental initiatives that exceed requirements

Viking Line operates in a sensitive maritime region. The Group therefore works each day to ensure that the Baltic Sea and its precious archipelagos are conserved for future generations as well.

For a long time, Viking Line has required more environmentally sustainable technology, implemented fuel-saving programmes and introduced new environmentally sustainable concepts on board. The Group intends its environmental work to be a natural part of its day-to-day work and to continuously evolve.

Recycling

Recycling of materials is very beneficial to the environment − greater recycling reduces our climate impact. It requires much less energy to recycle materials than to extract new ones from nature. Eco-cycles benefit the climate.

During 2015 Viking Line brought the following ashore from its vessels for recycling:

 


Did you know that...

Viking Line served 6,230,776 cups of organically grown coffee on board its vessels. Organic cultivation means that the beans are grown amid rich biological diversity and without artificial fertilizers, chemical pesticides or genetic manipulation.

Viking Line brought ashore from the Viking XPRS, the Viking Grace and the Mariella a total of 1,042 tonnes of food waste for biogas production. This yielded 78,000 cubic metres of biogas, equivalent to 88,000 litres of petrol. Biogas production neither increases atmos pheric carbon dioxide levels nor contributes to the greenhouse effect. Biogas is thus usually described as carbon dioxide-neutral.