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.

Donations to environmental work in the Baltic Sea

Since 2014, Viking Line has run a campaign in which it donates some of the revenue generated from the sale of plastic carrier bags in the shops on board to environmental work in the Baltic Sea. The bags are made of renewable plastic, and in 2018, we chose to donate 50,000 euros to two environmental organizations: the Keep the Archipelago Tidy Association in Finland and the Baltic Sea Fund at the University of Helsinki.

We want to emphasize the importance of the benefits from working directly with these environmental organizations, since they work with great focus to achieve visible and concrete results in the local environment. This donation is used, among other things, for information campaigns, environmental work and the maintenance of recycling centres and lavatories in the Baltic archipelagos.

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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During 2018, we served 6,401,735 cups of organically grown coffee on board our vessels. Organic cultivation means that the beans are grown amid rich biological diversity and without artificial fertilizers, chemical pesticides or genetic manipulation.

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during 2018, we returned 451 tonnes of glass packaging, 104 tonnes of recyclable metals and 596 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.