Protecting the Baltic Sea

Viking Line actively contributes to the work for protecting the Baltic Sea by supporting environmental organisations operating in the area in different ways.

In the spring of 2016, the Finnish organisation Pidä Saaristo Siistinä ry and the Swedish organisation Håll Sverige Rent received a total of 70,000 euros. Viking Line also donated 100,000 euros for research on the Baltic Sea to the University of Helsinki.

In 2017 Viking Line donated a total of 100,000 euros to the environmental work for the Baltic Sea. The donated amount came from the sales of plastic carry bags in the shops onboard. The donation went to five environmental organizations: BSAG (Baltic Sea Action Group), Håll Skärgården Ren rf, John Nurminens Stiftelse, Håll Sverige Rent and Östersjöfonden.

Small things matters

Our environmental responsibility is visible in many ways in the daily life on board. The coffee grown on Viking Line’s ships is organically grown. The fish served also comes from sustainable sources recommended by Miljöstyrningsrådet in Sweden.

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our ships do not release wastewater or bilge water into the sea. All the water used on board is pumped back on land.

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we have served 6,330,977 cups of organically grown Fairtrade coffee on board our ships. The beans are grown in an environment of rich biological diversity without fertilisers, pesticides or genetically modified plants.

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during 2017, we returned 20 tonnes of plastic, 1,500 tonnes of used oils, 423 tonnes of glass packaging, 87 tonnes of recyclable metals and 633 tonnes of paper and cartons to land for recycling.

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the plastic carry bags that we sell in our on-board shops are made of recycled materials, and that we donate part of the proceeds from their sale to two environmental organizations.

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Viking Grace is the first ship large passenger ship in the world to use liquified natural gas (LNG) as fuel. By using LNG as fuel, Viking Line has reduced nitrogen emissions by 85 % and greenhouse gas emissions by 15 %. Sulphur and particle emissions are virtually zero.

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instead of using harmful antifouling paint, Viking Line ensures that divers scrub the hulls of its ships several times a year.