Environment and responsibility
The Baltic Sea and the surrounding archipelago are our living conditions. We promote and develop our responsible practices in our own business and throughout our entire value chain. The purposes of our environmental responsibilities are for them to be a natural part of our daily operations. Everyone in our organization has a responsibility to actively follow and further develop our established environmental goals. Our goal is to minimize our environmental impact and Eckerö Line is continuously developing new methods for handling ships' emissions and waste products. All of Eckerö Group is certified by Lloyd's Quality Assurance as complying with the environmental standard (ISO 14001), which ensures continuous work to reduce our environmental impact.
Shipping is one of the most regulated sectors in terms of safety and the environment. We are affected by countless directives and legislation. Our entire personnel are involved in environmental work and are responsible for the environmental objectives in their own work. All personnel are regularly educated in environmental responsibility issues.
We develop environmentally friendly ways to work
- Numerous technical development projects to reduce fuel consumption
- Onboard we have a unique absorption system, developed by Gadlab Oy. The system collects residual heat from the ship's machines
- Operating speed optimization
- Waste is sorted
- We strive to reduce food waste
Corporate social responsibility
Finland 100-years Jubilee Project
In 2017 Eckerö Line acted as a corporate co-operation partner with the Finnish Government in the Finland 100-years jubilee project. Eckerö Line congratulated 100-year-old Finland by offering young musicians at the Sibelius Academy a stage. Tens of young musicians performed every other Thursday throughout the anniversary year on m/s Finlandia. At the same time, passengers were invited to new experiences.
By supporting talented young students we wanted to assure that Finnish music skills remain at top-level in the world. Our action was a gift to Finnish music makers and friends. We believe that music has a uniting and social function. The value of our donation was approximately 100 000 euro.
The co-operation also resulted as following: Eckerö Line is nominated on The Responsible Travel Act of the Year -short list in Finnish Travel Gala 2018.
Bed sheets made of surplus fabric
As a result of a co-operation between Eckerö Line and Image Wear, about 200 bed sheets made from surplus fabric from Eckerö Line workwear, were given to The Helsinki Mother and Child Home Association (Helsingin ensikoti ry) in May 2018. The Association, founded 1936, is a voluntary child welfare organization that helps distressed families with small children and their close ones.
Fabric was left over as the personnel workwear appearance was updated, and thanks to the collaboration the fabric came to use again. The fabric was used to manufacture personnel shirts. Other older Eckerö Line workwear are reused as well. Personnel now again wear classic ties and cardigans from 2007.