Maersk Group Core Values


The Values are constant in a complex world

Authentic, genuine, valid and integrated into the business.
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“No loss should hit us which can be avoided with Constant Care, this must be a watchword throughout the entire organization.”



A.P. Møller
(1876–1965)


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“The basic principle is that people can trust us. Authorities can trust us, employees can trust us and business connections can trust us. Your word should be your bond.

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller
(1913–2012)


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“Our employees remain a Value in their own right – we must always be striving to create the right environment for the right people.”



Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla
(1948–)
At the Maersk Group we have a distinctive set of Group Core Values which drive the way we do business. These five corporate values were ingrained into our operations by our founders, the Møller family, and have remained guiding principles, governing the development of the Maersk Group for over a century.

Our Values in brief

Constant care
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Constant Care

Take care of today, actively prepare for tomorrow. What it means as a core value:

  • Forward thinking, planning and execution
  • Being informed, innovative and seeking out new ideas
  • Looking for changes in the environment

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Humbleness

Listen, learn, share, and give space to others. What it means as a core value:

  • Showing trust and giving empowerment
  • Having an attitude of continuous learning
  • Never underestimating our competitors or other stakeholders

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Uprightness

Our word is our bond. What it means as a core value:

  • Honesty and accountability
  • Openness about the good and the bad
  • Speaking your mind in the debate, but backing the decision

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Our Employees

The right environment for the right people. What it means as a core value:

  • Attracting and retaining the right people, building the right team
  • Providing opportunities for continual development
  • Rewarding performance, promoting for potential

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Our Name

The sum of our Values: passionately striving higher. What it means as a core value:

  • The embodiment of our values
  • Passion and pride for what we do and how we do it
  • Our image in the eyes of our customers and the external world

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"The basic principle is that people can trust us."
Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller (1913–2012)
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Although first presented on paper in 2003, the five Maersk Group Core Values have been a part of the business for more than 110 years. In an exclusive interview, Chairman of the A.P. Møller Foundation, Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla, expresses how the Values are the load-bearing pillars of the Group.
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The Values to me


Constant Care

Take care of today, actively prepare for tomorrow

“When we fix something – it is a good fix!”

Meet Michael Wilson, Chief Engineer on Maersk Sebarok, and hear his take on "Constant Care".

"It's all about safety"

Meet Heather Exley, Maersk Training Safety Instructor, and hear her take on "Constant Care".

"To me it's a mission that can't fail."

Meet Everett M. Hatton, Master of Maersk Peary, and hear his take on “Constant Care”.

“Constant Care is what brings us all safe offshore – and home to our families again.”

Meet Villads Villadsen, Technical Supervisor, Halfdan, Maersk Oil – and hear his take on “Constant Care”.

"Meeting the needs of today without compromising the needs of the future"

Meet Sherily Soans, Head of Sustainability at Maersk GSC, and hear her take on "Constant Care".

Humbleness

Listen, learn, share, give space to others

“You have to listen, learn and share – Give space to others”

Meet Kyaw Khaung, Master on Maersk Sebarok, Maersk Line – and hear his take on “Humbleness”.

"Humbleness is a personal feature – something innate”

Meet Katarina Aroca Flores Production Operator from Maersk Container Industry – and hear her take on the Value “Humbleness”.

"It's very important to have Values, on the ship and off the ship"

Meet Assistant Driller Quincy Plummer, and hear his take on "Humbleness".

Uprightness

Our word is our bond

“We have to be honest with them – and respect what they do”

Meet Natalia Anna Suchcicka, Global Business Partner, HR in Maersk Line – and hear her take on the Value “Uprightness”.

“Uprightness for me is that you can trust your colleagues completely”

Meet Tore Lorentsen, Assistant Driller in Maersk Drilling – and hear his take on “Uprightness”.

Our Employees

The right environment for the right people

“One man can’t do it all”

Meet Dan Iversen, shift leader in APM TERMINALS in Aarhus – and hear his take on the Value “Our Employees”.

"As a company, we need to attract the best people."

Meet Søren Skou, CEO of Maersk Line and hear his take on "Our Employees".

“Trust is one of the most difficult things to get – and the easiest things to lose”

Meet Astrid Rojas, corporate communication manager at APM TERMINALS and hear her take on the Value ”Our Name”.

"All the other values work towards building Our Name"

Meet Mahesh Menon, Head Of Service Delivery at Maersk GSC, and hear his take on "Our Name".


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