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  • Annual Report 2023, Sustainability


Corporate responsibility is a key element of our business. Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) priorities are based on our core values of customer focus, profitability, responsibility and employee satisfaction.

Finnlines takes into account its social responsibilities and economic and environmental aspects in all its activities.

Finnlines has reported on its responsible management of the environment and human resources since 1999. Finnlines’ sustainability reporting has been part of the Grimaldi Group’s Sustainability Report since 2015. Reporting includes, in addition to financial figures, key indicators related to the employees and the environment. Grimaldi Group’s Sustainability Report follows the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) guidelines.

Finnlines’ responsibility to report on company operations under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) will start in 2025 and the first report will be published in 2026.

Commitment to global goals

We are committed to providing services that are economically sustainable and environmentally friendly. We continuously reduce our environmental footprint and Finnlines is well aligned with the IMO’s (UN’s International Maritime Organization) target to reduce ships’ carbon intensity by 40 per cent by 2030. Finnlines has already reduced its fleet carbon intensity by 32 cent compared to the 2008 baseline and is committed to an annual reduction of 2 per cent.

Sustainable travel with Finnlines

Finnlines was awarded the Sustainable Travel Finland label by Visit Finland in 2021, and the certification was renewed last year. The label recognises Finnlines’ long-term work for sustainable values.

Highlights in 2023

  • In autumn 2023 the first Superstar series ro-pax vessel, Finnsirius entered traffic. Equipped with many energy saving technologies and hybrid function with a shore power connection, Finnsirius provides transportation between Finland and Sweden with a much smaller carbon footprint per transport work than the older fleet.
  • We reduced the carbon intensity of our vessels by nearly 8 per cent compared to 2022.
  • The schedule change for three ro-pax vessels operating between Finland and Germany resulted in significantly reduced emissions.
  • Installation of shore power connection in the Ports of Naantali and Kapellskär.

UN Sustainable Development Goals and Finnlines

Finnlines has identified five priority UN Sustainable Development Goals that are most relevant to our activities.

Grow together with customers

UN Sustainable Development Goals: 8 Decent work and economic growth, 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure & 12 Responsible consumption

  • We create value for our customers
  • We develop and expand our network
  • We have optimal fleet utilisation and performance

Involved and skilled people

UN Sustainable Development Goals: 8 Decent work and economic growth & 12 Responsible consumption

  • The delivery of safe, high-quality services requires skilled people
  • Competence development
  • We treat employees equally and fairly

We invest sustainably to develop responsible services

UN Sustainable Development Goals: 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure, 13 Climate action & 14 Life below water

  • We constantly renew and develop our fleet using the latest technology and innovations
  • We improve the energy efficiency of our fleet
  • We have constant dialogue with our customers, employees and stakeholders to create effective cooperation