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Sustainability goals for Stromma, Stockholm and Sweden

2021-03-01

Learn more about sustainability , environmental projects and tips for your home

One of the biggest challenges we all face, both at Stromma, in Sweden and the world, is to protect and preserve our environment, both for the future and coming generations. Companies, governments and individual households must all rally together and do their part. Do you know the sustainability goals set for Stockholm and Sweden? Here you can read more about Strommas vision to become Northern Europe’s leading sightseeing company in sustainable tourism and what you can do to make your home more environmentally friendly.

Stromma’s vision -  Northern Europe’s leading sustainable producer and provider of tours and activities

Stromma operate in fifteen destinations in Sweden, The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Finland and Norway and specialise in sightseeing tours, cruises, entertainment and experiences for both tourists and locals. Sustainability is incredibly important factor and their vision is to become Northern Europe’s leading sightseeing company in sustainable tourism. Here are some of Stromma’s ongoing sustainability projects.

  • All buses in Stockholm operate on fossil free fuel.  
  • Two out of four electrical sightseeing buses in Europe are owned by Stromma. The mission is to electrify all sightseeing boats in Holland and Denmark. The goal is to be operate completely on electricity in Holland by 2025 and for the operations in Stockholm to have a climate-positive impact by 2040.  
  • Collaboration with WWF by placing out Sea Bins in Stockholm. A Sea Bin is a floating garbage bin that automatically cleans the water by pumping water into the device and collecting trash whilst expelling the purified water. Currently there are Sea Bins placed at both Stadshuset and Nybroviken. Stromma is also involved in a project working to save the endangered Nordic porpoise.  
  • Stromma is the first shipping company to be certified by KRAV. The restaurants onboard serve plenty of organic food and wine as well as fair trade coffee and tea.   
  • In a collaboration with the city of Stockholm the goal is to reduce food waste by 50% by 2025.  
  • Stromma is looking to electrify the majority of the fleet to reduce CO2-emissions by 50 percent by 2030 and to be climate neutral or negative by 2040.

Seven sustainability goals for the city of Stockholm

The capital of Sweden is known as a leading environmental city and the new program is set to develop and strengthen the city’s role in global sustainability and environmental work. The program is set for 2020-2023 and consists of seven main goals. The goals are:  

  • Fossil-free and climate positive by 2040  
  • Fossil free organisation by 2030  
  • Create a climate-adapted city  
  • A resourceful city  
  • A city with a rich biodiversity   
  • Clean air and reduced noise levels  
  • A non-toxic Stockholm 

Want to know more? Read about Stockholm’s sustainability goals.

Sweden’s climate goals

The Swedish government has decided that we must resolve our environmental issues so they are not passed on to coming generations. They have developed a system that contains one generational goal, 16 quality goals and around 20 additional goals to be achieved along the way. 

The generaional goal – is set to determine what must be done within one generation to make sure a climate goal is achieved. This is also a determining factor that affects work on all levels in society. The definition of the generational goal is “an overall goal is to hand over a society to the next generation whereby the majority of the climate issues are resolved, without causing additional environmental issues outside Sweden’s borders.

Want to know more? Read more about Sweden’s generational goals.

The environmental quality goals – Here you can read about the current state of the Swedish environment and the goals that the work aims to. There are currently 16 environmental quality goals considered part of a goal to be achieved over a longer period of time and as a guide for the overall environmental work in society. Some of the goals as defined by the government are:

  • Fresh air – The air should be clean to a level that poses no risk to humans, animals or plants.  
  • Protective ozone layer – To restore the ozone level so that it provides a long-term protection from harmful UV-rays  
  • Good quality ground water – Ground water should provide a safe and sustainable source of drinking water and a good environment for flora and fauna in lakes and watercourses.  
  • A rich agricultural landscape – The agricultural landscape should be protected to benefit biological diversity and food production. 

Want to know more?  Read more about Sweden’s environmental quality goals.

Additional goals – are considered  “stepping stones” on the way to achieving one or more environmental quality goals. They describe what Sweden as a country can do and what resources should be put in place and should be treated as a guideline. 

Want to know more? Read more about Sweden’s additional goals.

Climate goals for Swedish households

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something!  By making small changes in your household you can make positive impacts on the environment. Here are some easy tips of what you can do at home:

  • Recycling -  Separate plastic, food waste, metal etc and recycle accordingly  
  • Travel less by car – use alternative modes of transport like public transport, biking or walking  
  • Eat less meat 
  • Lower your indoor temperature  
  • Try to buy second hand instead of new – good for the environment and your wallet! 
  • Don’t throw away clothes, shoes and things – give to a friend or donate to charity. Or host a yard sale and donate the money to a climate project?  
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