As a responsible Finnish company, we want to support operations in accordance with our values in many ways. This is why we have been cooperating with, among others, the Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG) since last year.
BSAG is a Finnish and independent non-profit foundation that was established in 2008 to save the Baltic Sea. The aim of the foundation is to save the Baltic Sea through action and the strength of working collectively, and BSAG seeks to accelerate this work by bringing together the right actors. In order to save the Baltic Sea, BSAG addresses the root causes of the problems it faces. In its operations, BSAG also takes into account nature loss and the mitigation of global warming.
Why the Baltic Sea?
As a Helsinki-based company, we hold the sea dear to us. However, as a shallow inland sea, the Baltic Sea is particularly sensitive to the effects of climate change. It is also threatened by eutrophication, heavy shipping traffic and overfishing.
In addition to environmentally responsible business, we have also wanted to support organisations that protect the Baltic Sea, such as WWF and BSAG. “Offering translations to organisations that protect the Baltic Sea is one way in which we can take part in caring for the climate,” says Katja Virtanen, Delingua’s CEO. “BSAG believes that problems are solved when information and knowledge is shared. We believe that sharing information requires a common language.”
BSAG’s translation needs are particularly relevant to the Carbon Action project, which promotes agricultural Baltic Sea and climate action and involves, among others, researchers, companies, farmers and public officials. For example, material for farmers is produced also in Swedish. Carbon Action has attracted international interest so, in the future, there will be a need for translations into other languages. In addition, translations are needed for responsible seafaring, as the information package directed at ships sailing in the Baltic Sea is also being extended to other Baltic Sea countries.
BSAG is satisfied with its cooperation with Delingua. “There is also a lot of professional vocabulary in the materials to be translated, so fluency has been especially important when we have had translations checked by experts in the field and provided feedback for subsequent work. To our delight, the feedback has always been well received,” says Pieta Jarva, BSAG’s Director of Communications.
At Delingua, we want to continue to support work for the good of the Baltic Sea. You can also take part in saving the Baltic Sea through BSAG’s special day campaign. Make a wish for a cleaner Baltic Sea as a gift on your special day and direct greetings to BSAG’s work.
Photo: Janne Gröning