Viking Line has appointed Dani Lindberg as the Group’s new sustainability manager.
An employee with the company since 2008, Lindberg has successfully headed a number of cross-functional projects. He has also spearheaded the implementation of the Group’s procurement policy and data protection framework in line with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.
Over the past decade, the shipping company has actively supported research and sustainability projects for preserving the sensitive marine environment. Viking Line has received numerous awards for the climate-smart vessel Viking Grace. This came into service in 2013. In 2021, the company will introduce its new Viking Glory vessel which will be 10% more efficient than Viking Grace, according to the company.
SUSTAINABLE MARITIME TRANSPORT
Johanna Boijer Svahnström, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Viking Line said: “Viking Line was founded and owned by people from Åland who live and work by the sea. It is a natural part of the company’s DNA to drive the trend towards more sustainable maritime transport in order to protect the sensitive Baltic Sea environment.
“We are pleased to now have an ambitious sustainability manager who can further develop our environmental and sustainability work and make it more concrete, based on the UN’S Sustainable Development Goals.”
Lindberg said: “It is an exciting and urgent task to be involved in setting the tone for Viking Line’s sustainability work. As a major player in transport, travel and experiences, the company can actually make a difference, and there are many opportunities. We are already well on our way to achieving the International Maritime Organisation’s emissions target of reducing emissions from maritime transport 50 per cent by 2050.
“But it is important to remember that it is not just a question of fuel; we are looking under every rock and reviewing almost every aspect of our operations, from eco-driving and technological innovations to procurement policies and restaurant operations.”