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We are involved in many partnerships at Group level and within our business units, and we are members of many organisations that are relevant to our business or specific sustainability issues.


The UN Global Compact
As member of the UN Global Compact we are engaged in both local and global networks and groups. We currently engage in the Nordic, Singapore and Mexican local networks. We also participate in four Global Compact issue working groups on anti-corruption, Caring for Climate, Supply Chain Sustainability, and Business and Peace.


World Economic Forum (WEF)
WEF is an independent international organisation committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political and academic leaders.

We are part of the Logistics Emergency Team (LET), a group which assists in the first weeks after a natural disaster. We are also members of several working groups focusing on logistics, transportation and sustainability.

Maersk Line is a corporate partner of the WEF’s “New Vision for Agriculture” project, which focuses on challenges of food security and environmental sustainability as well as economic opportunity provided by agricultural growth.


Business for Social Responsibility
Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) is an international sustainability expert group. Maersk is active in two BSR programmes. Beyond Monitoring investigates options for creating sustainable, high performance supply chains and Clean Cargo works to standardise the CO2 calculation methodology for shipping, creating a recognised source of high quality, performance based data on ocean shipping.


Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
In 2011, Maersk Oil became a supporter of the EITI. The EITI is a coalition of government, companies and civil society that aims to make natural resources benefit all. It sets a global standard for transparency in oil, gas and mining.


UN Global Compact LEAD
Maersk Group is one of 55 participants in the UN Global Compact LEAD programme. Launched in January 2011, LEAD is a platform that supports leading UN Global Compact participants in their efforts to achieve higher levels of corporate sustainability performance. We take an active part in LEAD meetings and task forces, including the Task Force on Communicating Sustainability Leadership.


Forum for the Future
Forum for the Future’s Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) brings together companies from across the industry to plan how shipping can contribute to – and thrive in – a sustainable future. The Initiative, founded by Maersk Line, Gearbulk, BP Shipping, Lloyd’s Register, ABN Amro and WWF has set out a shared vision for a sustainable shipping industry in 2040, backed up with specific commitments.


World Ocean Council
Maersk is a member of the World Ocean Council, an international, cross sector alliance for the private sector on corporate ocean responsibility. In 2011, Maersk Line entered into a research programme – “Smart Ocean/ Smart Industries” – with the World Ocean Council and rig operator, Transocean. The programme aims to expand the collection of ocean and atmospheric observations from ships and platforms to improve the modelling and predictability of weather, ocean conditions and climate change.