HELSINKI, June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Line
became the first shipping company in the world to be verified by
the accredited classification society Det Norske Veritas
Germanischer Lloyd (DNV GL) in accordance with its My Care methodology. This verification, which
covers all seven Viking Line vessels and operations in six
terminals, affirms the company's capability to manage and prevent
infection risks, including COVID-19.
Viking Line has long carried out preventive work on contagion
risks and infectious diseases. With DNV GL's My Care verification, Viking Line's infection
risk prevention work during the pandemic is quality-assured and
inspected by a third party. Viking Line is the first shipping
company in the world to have this verification. The verification is
for all of Viking Line's vessels - Viking Grace, Amorella, Rosella,
Viking Cinderella, Gabriella, Mariella and Viking XPRS - as well as
its terminals in Stockholm,
Kapellskär, Mariehamn, Turku,
Tallinn and Helsinki. Passengers can read more about
My Care - Infection Prevention Ready
- online or by scanning a QR code to obtain further information
about DNV GL's assessment.
"The safety of our passengers and employees is always Viking
Line's top priority, and that is also the case during this
pandemic. Everyone must be able to travel safely with us. We have
long carried out infection risk preventive work and have now chosen
to be assessed by a third party to quality-assure our work in
conjunction with COVID-19. Our employees' considerable efforts are
impressive. We have achieved this thanks to their skills and
engagement," says Jan Hanses,
president and CEO of Viking Line.
Viking Line's ability to carry out service on the Baltic Sea is
determined by decisions made by the authorities in Sweden, Finland and Estonia. A key
component of the company's safety work is health directives and
infectious disease control manuals that are continuously used and
updated in its operations. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this
work has now been intensified and expanded. These measures begin in
the terminals before boarding and end with passengers disembarking.
Land-based employees and the vessels' crews are kept informed on a
continuous basis about guidelines in effect and what working
methods and protective equipment are to be used for a given period.
"We would like to congratulate Viking Line on its My Care verification. The
application of My Care creates trust
since the focus is to prevent infectious diseases. It also
demonstrates Viking Line's strong engagement in further developing
its HSE (Health, Security & Environment) processes. A
third-party assessment provides assurance that the right measures
have been taken to protect people, work transparently and increase
the trust of passengers and other stakeholders," says Luca
Crisciotti, CEO, DNV GL- Business Assurance.
DNV GL is a leading global assessment and certification society
that operates in more than 100 countries. Through certification,
verification, training and digital assurance solutions, DNV GL
helps companies manage risks and ensure that operations are
sustainable. Managing risks requires new strategies in a post-Covid
world. Understanding how to respond to new challenges from
customers and stakeholders is crucial. Customers and the company's
own employees must be able to be certain that these measures are in
place to ensure people's safety. DNV GL's My Care solutions provide assessment services to
ensure that infection risk management is integral to the company.
DNV GL's My Care methodology,
developed in-house, assesses companies' risk management systems and
applies hospital quality standards and systems.
For further information:
About DNV GL -Business Assurance: DNV GL is one of the
world's leading certification bodies. We help businesses manage
risk and assure the performance of their organizations, products,
people, facilities and supply chains through certification,
verification, assessment, and training services. We combine
technical, digital and industry expertise to empower companies'
decisions and actions. Within healthcare we help our customers
achieve excellence by improving quality and patient safety through
hospital accreditation, managing infection risk, management system
certification and training.
senior vice president, corporate communications
Viking Line Abp
Viking Line Finland
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