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Tallink launches Baltic Sea protection cooperation with John Nurminen Foundation

Tallink launches Baltic Sea protection cooperation with John Nurminen Foundation

Merimaisema Itämereltä
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Katri Link
Communications Director
Tallink Grupp

Baltic sea’s leading shipping company Tallink Grupp has signed a new cooperation agreement with the John Nurminen Foundation in Finland for 2023 with the aim of raising vital funds for the protection of the Baltic Sea.

Tallink and John Nurminen Foundation have cooperated on Baltic Sea protection projects also in previous years, but not on this scale. In addition to raising funds for the protection of the Baltic sea, the cooperation will also see the organisations working together on awareness raising, highlighting key concerns and ways in which everyone can get involved in its protection.

“Our cooperation with the foundation has been a bit more general in the past but we felt more practical steps also need to be taken now with increased support both financially and through awareness-raising. We are pleased that we can give every one of our customers the opportunity to participate in the protection of our beloved Baltic sea, but also increase their knowledge on various environmental topics, such as recycling, the health of the Baltic sea, simple steps we can all take to help the environment, at the same time”, Piret Mürk-Dubout, Management Board Member of Tallink Grupp said.

”We act on a daily basis to reduce eutrophication of the Baltic sea and to preserve the diversity of marine nature. At the John Nurminen Foundation we are grateful to Tallink Silja for their support, which we will use to improve the well-being of our beloved Baltic sea, to fight against the biodiversity loss and to strengthen the awareness about the Baltic Sea and its heritage,“ Erkki Salo, Fundraising Manager at John Nurminen Foundation said.

As part of the cooperation, Tallink Grupp will make a donation to John Nurminen Foundation from every Tallink Silja branded water bottle sold on board the company’s vessels during 2023. The aim is to support the vital activities of John Nurminen Foundation with approximately 20 000 euros through the year 2023.

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