The Baltic Sea Project is the Bank of Åland’s way of encouraging people to come up with new ideas for improving the condition of the Baltic Sea.

Supporting environmental projects has been a part of the Bank of Åland’s activities since 1997.

A new wind for environmental work set sail in the summer of 2014 when Anne-Maria Salonius, the Finnish director of Ålandsbanken, was sailing from Åland to the Archipelago Sea and saw firsthand the poor condition of the Baltic Sea. The pristine Baltic Sea that appeared in our imaginations was far from reality. And she decided that something had to be done about it. Later that same summer, the pieces fell into place, and observations made at sea, combined with Ålandsbanken’s environmental work, laid the foundation for the Baltic Sea Project.

The Baltic Sea Project focuses on improving the condition of the Baltic Sea by financing good ideas and encouraging action. Through a simple process, customers, partners, and the public are activated and engaged.

To date, we have supported environmental work with nearly 4.5 million euros. Our Baltic Sea accounts have played a crucial role: annually, the bank has donated a sum from its own funds to nature conservation, equivalent to up to 0.2% of the deposits on Baltic Sea accounts.

What can I do to help the Baltic Sea?

The WWF’s Seafood Guidewill help you makemore responsible buying decisions

Eating fish from sustainably managed Baltic Sea stocks is an environmentally conscious choice.

The WWF’s Seafood Guide

Do you knowyour ownenvironmental impact?

The Baltic Sea Card makes it easy to track how your purchases affect the environment.

Read more

Explorethe life ofthe Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea is home to fascinating marine life and plants. Can you identify them?

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Marketing and Communications Manager
+358 (0) 204 293 407


Head of Finnish Business Area, Bank of Åland
+358 (0) 20 429 3401