National legislation and international agreements are the basis for the Company’s environmental work. Through a long-term, active commitment to the environment, the Company has developed environmental activities that extend beyond what is stipulated by the rules in force for passenger services on the Baltic Sea.
The Group’s Head Office, the subsidiary Viking Line Buss Ab and all vessels are certified in compliance with ISO 14001 environmental management standards. In addition, the Viking Line organization and all vessels are certified according to the International Safety Management (ISM) Code, which sets safety and pollution prevention standards.
The most extensive set of environmental protection regulations is the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78), which was devised by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a United Nations agency.