Our impact on society and communities

We contribute to the sustainable development of society and the maritime sector

For the Port of Tallinn, one of the focus points in business activities and future plans is awareness of the principles of sustainable development and sharing of knowledge and dealing with the issues of the impact of our fields of activity on society. As the harbour owner operating in six different municipalities, we have a responsibility towards local communities.

The starting points of the sustainable development strategy and goals of the Port of Tallinn

  • The main goals of the state in connection with the shareholding in AS Tallinna Sadam
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • European Union Green Deal and FIT55
  • Estonia’s green goals
  • Cruise Baltic Sustainability Manifesto
  • Principles of responsibility of companies with state participation
  • Member of the Responsible Business Forum based on the jointly accepted promise for a better tomorrow

Cooperation in the implementation of sustainable goals

One of the sustainable development goals of Port of Tallinn is that our employees, customers and guests behave in an environmentally conscious and responsible manner. We have made it a priority to increase awareness of sustainable development through cooperation, voluntary activities and the selection of partners.

We want everyone we work with to contribute to society with us, including when choosing our partners, we evaluate their adherence to sustainable principles, and when organizing procurement, we establish sustainable procurement criteria even in those areas where it is not required by legislation. Our expectations for partners.

Cooperation in organizations

Our employees actively participate in international organizations bringing together the sector, and in cooperation with partners from Estonia, Europe and all over the world, we have jointly focused on sustainable development. Membership: https://www.ts.ee/en/affiliation/

Volunteer work

In cooperation with the city of Tallinn, shipping companies and other interested parties, we have initiated several campaigns to fight for the cleanliness of the Baltic Sea, such as “The sea starts here“, an appeal against throwing cigarette butts into nature. Every year we take part in the Let’s Do It and World Cleanup campaigns. The Port of Tallinn has also joined the Let’s Donate Time initiative.

Traditionally, together with the Blood Center, we organize donor days, where employees of the Port of Tallinn and cooperation partners as well as other voluntary blood donors take part.

High-quality public space and coherence with the community

As Estonia’s largest sea gate – we normally host more than ten million passengers a year – we are also responsible for the image of Estonia as a maritime country. Therefore, our priority is to create a high-quality public space in Old City Harbour for Estonian guests, people traveling out of Estonia, and all city residents. Port areas must become an integral part of a human-friendly and functional urban space.

What have we done for the urban space and the community?

In 2021, we built a cruise terminal with a public promenade. The cruise terminal is also a popular venue for major events, and the promenade with its restaurant has won the hearts of the city’s residents.

In 2020-2022, passenger terminal D was given a new lease of life with a new modern terminal building, a parking garage and the front square of the terminal, where the service areas of the port are intertwined with the city park.

In order to improve traffic solutions, we built a pedestrian bridge connecting the southern and northern parts of Old City Harbor in 2021, and in 2024 a tram will also run to Old City Harbour.

We are working closely with the city of Tallinn to implement the Old City Harbour development plan Masterplan 2030+ and to design the Old City Harbour area into a modern, attractive and lively city center with high-quality public space. In 2022, we announced the starting points and sketches of four detailed plans.

Together with our partners, we organize various events for the local community, such as Tallinn Maritime Days, Paldiski business conference, Winter Swimming Festival IceSwim, etc. Our wish is to bring the sea and all the activities of the port closer to the local community through various maritime activities.