Color Line’s infection prevention program verified by DNV GL

Ensuring a safe voyage for passengers and staff is essential as Color Line’s vessels have started sailing again. DNV GL has assessed the infection risk management onboard all vessels and terminals using the My Care™ methodology.

DNV GL has verified that Color Line’s infection prevention processes and measures are sufficient to keep people safe and in line with local regulations.  The My Care readiness assessment covers Color Line’s management systems, all the company's six passenger- and cargo-vessels operating between Norway and Denmark, Germany and Sweden, and associated terminals.

Color Line is proud to be the first company in Norway to be verified by DNV GL for systems related to handling infection risk, this shows that Color Line's ships and terminals are safe with adequate systems in place both for the passengers and employees, says Anette Aaser-Stene, Compliance officer at Color Line.

Passengers can look for the My Care – Infection Prevention Ready trust mark online or onboard the vessels as proof of Color Line’s actions to keep people safe. Scanning the QR-code embedded in the trust mark opens DNV GL’s assessment statement, which in a consumer-friendly way provides more details and is stored on a blockchain for added trust and integrity.

The My Care methodology is derived from DNV GL’s infection risk management approach used by hospitals to ensure patient safety. It combines DNV GL’s healthcare standards with best practices in risk management, HSE management systems and maturity safety rating standards.  The holistic approach enables organizational readiness to deal with infectious diseases today and can drive lasting changes that build long term business resilience.

“Congratulations to Color Line on achieving the My Care – Infection Prevention Ready trust mark for its vessels. Actively building trust in its infection prevention efforts demonstrates Color Line’s strong commitment to ensuring adequate and compliant infection risk management measures,” says Lin Jacobsen Hammer, Sustainability & Training Manager Norway  DNVGL - Business Assurance “Verification by a third party provides assurance that the right measures are in place to keep people safe, providing transparency and enhancing the trust of passengers and other stakeholders.”