Legislation and reporting

Viking Line’s environmental work is built on international agreements and national legislation. Viking Line has actively and sustainably developed their environmental work to be even more wide-ranging than what is required.

The head office, the subsidiary Viking Line Buss Ab and all ships are environmentally certified according to the ISO 14001 standard. Viking Line’s organisation and ships are also certified according to the ISM code (International Safety Management, regulations concerning safety and prevention of pollution).

The most wide-ranging general international agreement on environmental protection is MARPOL 73/78 (The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships), which was drawn up by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which is controlled by the UN.

Internal and external inspections

Regular internal and external inspections ensure that Viking Line meets the requirements associated with the environmental certifications.

The classification society DNV GL conducts annual external inspections of Viking Line’s environmental management system in order to ensure that the goals are met. The shipping authorities of Finland, Sweden and Estonia also regularly inspect all environmental and safety work that is subject to the ISM code.