The Baltic Sea Project is Ålandbankens 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 Ålandbankens activities since 1997.

Our environmental work took a more ambitious course in 2014, when Anne-Mari Salonius, Head of Finnish Business Area at the Bank of Åland, took off sailing with her friends from Åland to the Archipelago Sea and witnessed first-hand the sorry state of the Baltic Sea. The sea they saw was a far cry from the beautiful Baltic Sea of our imaginations. At the end of the day’s sailing the group was convinced that something had to be done. Later that summer the pieces fell into place, and the observations made at sea together with the Bank of Åland’s background in environmental work formed the basis for the Baltic Sea Project.

The mission of the Baltic Sea Project is to help the Baltic Sea by funding good ideas and inspiring people into action. With this simple process we can get our clients, our partners and the public mobilized and engaged.

So far, we have contributed almost 5 million euros to environmental efforts. 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