Our commitment to sustainability is centred around six focus areas linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are directly related to our business. Ambitious targets are defined for each area, and progress is closely monitored, with the ambition that Stena Line remains a leader in sustainable shipping.
A sustainable journey
At Stena Line, there are lots of big and little things we do every year as we work towards our vision of connecting Europe for a sustainable future.
With our focus on Affordable and Clean Energy, Gender Equality and Reduced inequalities, we aim to lead the transformation towards a more sustainable future within the maritime industry. We are working to actively stimulate the use of clean energy sources and to continually improve energy efficiency on shore and at sea. We also want to overcome barriers preventing talented people from getting on in shipping, and to become an attractive, safe and inclusive workplace for all.
In the other three focus areas, we aim to minimise our negative impact and improve our operations step by step.
A sustainable journey 2021/22(22.6MB)
Read about many of the big little things we do for a sustainable future.
Our focus areas
Our commitment to sustainability centers around six of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Affordable and clean energy
We will work to continually improve energy efficiency on shore and at sea and actively stimulate the use of clean energy sources.
We continue to create opportunities for greater gender equality in the maritime industry, supporting women to access leadership roles across all areas of our business.
Good health and well-being
We are committed to the safety of our people and our customers, and work hard to promote the health and well-being of everyone in our ports, on our vessels, and in our offices.
Responsible consumption and production
Stena Line aims to reduce waste and increase recycling, while driving responsible procurement that’s based on care for resources.
Life below water
As a shipping company, we rely on the oceans and are committed to minimising our impact on marine life.
We will strive to become an attractive, safe and inclusive employer for all so that everyone can thrive.
renewable electricity used in our shore operation
decrease in carbon emissions per tonne-nautical mile
female leaders in our Group management team
2021/22: Driving forward a sustainable future
In 2021, we continued our journey towards our vision of connecting Europe for a sustainable future. Against the background of the pandemic, we kept vital transport links open across Europe, carrying 2.2 million freight units and 3.1 million guests, while keeping our passengers and employees safe. We also maintained our focus on our road map towards a net-zero future, and set out our ambition to lead the transformation in the shipping industry to becoming a diverse and inclusive workforce.Read more
Stena Germanica refuels with recycled methanol from residual steel gases
In 2015 Stena Line made history by converting one of the largest RoPax ferries in the world, the 240-meter Stena Germanica, to become the world’s first methanol powered RoPax ferry. In 2021 we take the next step on our sustainable journey by refueling the vessel with methanol recycled from residual steel gases.Read more
Cut CO2 by 30 % by 2030 – is it possible?
Within nine years, Stena Line will be well on its way to carbon neutrality. By 2030, the leading ferry operator plans to have reduced its total CO2 emissions by 30 percent.Read more
From vision to vessel – Stena Line plans to launch fossil free ships before 2030
Ferry company Stena Line plans to start operating two fossil-free battery powered vessels on the route between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn in Denmark no later than 2030. This was announced by Stena Lines CEO Niclas Mårtensson during a press conference about the industry collaboration project Tranzero Initiative, in Gothenburg on Thursday 4 February.Read more
Stena Line aims to become the most diverse shipping company in the world
The Swedish ferry company has increased the number of female managers it employs by an impressive 42% in only 5 years and has the ambitious target of ensuring they account for 30% of all management by the end of next year.Read more
Quayside Powerbanks – The Next Step in the Electrification of Shipping
Stena is now taking the next step in shipping electrification by developing a solution to use recycled batteries in charging stations at ports.Read more
AI assisted vessels
Stena Line is using artificial intelligence to support our captains and officers to save fuel.Read more
Our sustainable journey continues
Stena Line aims to be a leader in sustainable shipping. And even though the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world around us, we keep the vital supply lines open in Europe, and - more than ever - fulfilled our vision “Connecting Europe for a Sustainable Future”.Read more
Battery power, a game changer for short sea shipping
The automotive industry is being revolutionized by electric engines... so why not dare to take shipping to the next level?Read more
Breakthrough for eco-labeled products
In cooperation with suppliers, we have substituted chemicals less hazardous products.Read more
Closing the loop
In 2018 we launched a new procedure for ships equipped with scrubbers.Read more
Connecting to renewable energy
The target is to reduce CO2 emissions with close to 14,000 tonnes/year.Read more
Food for the win
A new food waste reduction system being tested on Stena Saga is aiming to reduce both food waste and food purchasing costs by 15%.Read more
Ocean friendly paint on trial
Our next-generation ferry Stena Estrid will be the first to test an anti-fouling paint.Read more
Stena Line join forces with transport giants to make Scandinavia’s largest port fossil-free
In an effort to speed up the transition to fossil-free fuels in the transport sector, Stena Line, Volvo Group, Scania and the Port of Gothenburg have joined forces to bring about a significant reduction in carbon emissions linked to the largest port in the Scandinavia. The aim is to cut emissions by 70 per cent by 2030.Read more
Stena Line with shore power supply in Kiel
This week's inauguration of the spectacular façade of the new shore power facility in makes it official: Stena Line now powers 14 vessels at seven terminals with on-shore electricity during port stay, thus decreasing the exhaust of emissions in Kiel. The measure leads to savings of 900t of fuel and 2,700t CO2 per year.Read more
Successful health project
A collaborative effort on Stena Justlandica's mess improved health and working environment.Read more