Sustainable development and CSR

As being a responsible and environmentally friendly company, Port of Tallinn regularly contributes to minimizing its environmental impact – both in its operations and planning.

We will always act responsibly with regard to our natural and marine environment. To help us achieve that we listen to communities, work with municipalities, research institutes and other major Baltic Sea ports to ensure the sustainable development and operation of the company.

Our goal is not to undertake individual responsibility projects as such, but to manage the entire company and all our projects on a sustainable basis. This means that we consider our business decisions from an economic, environmental and social perspective. We aim to be a reliable partner for our customers, our current and future employees and investors.

In September 2015, at the United Nations’ (UN) summit in New York, Sustainable Development Goals were adopted. This declaration, as well as our own government’s goals for achieving climate neutrality and the EU Green Deal are important reference points for planning and contributing to the sustainable development of Port of Tallinn.

More detailed information on Port of Tallinn’s CSR policy can be found in our  annual reports.

Port of Tallinn has been a member of the Estonian Socially Responsible Business Forum since 2014 and in its operations, will be guided by the Forum’s jointly agreed promise for a better tomorrow.



The Port of Tallinn Management System has been certified as being in compliance with the requirements of the ISO 9001 Quality Management System and the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standards since 2003.


Port of Tallinn is a founding member of the Estonian Association for Environmental Management, a member of the prestigious European inter-port environmental protection organisation Ecoports, and a supporting member of the world ports climate initiative C40 World Ports Climate Declaration.


All personnel operating in the port area of the harbours of Port of Tallinn will comply with the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS convention), incl. International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS-code) and regulation no. 725/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31.03.2004 on enhancing ship and port facility security.


Port of Tallinn has implemented a system described in the danger situation prevention and solution handbook for improving safety. Prevention of and activity in dangerous situations is described in the procedure of dangerous situations – prevention and solution. Port safety in general is regulated in port rules.