Energy Efficiency and
Climate Change

We will unlock growth for society and Maersk by enhancing our CO2 efficiency and promoting efficient supply chains.

The challenge

The global challenge is to increase trade and economic opportunities for a growing population and mitigate climate change at the same time.

Our response: Promoting energy efficiency

Our commitment to reduce CO2

Our commitment to reduce CO2

We strive to promote energy efficiency and CO2 reductions across the industries in which we work, and focus our efforts on where we can reap the greatest benefits, namely within our shipping activities which are responsible for more than 80% of the Group’s CO2 emissions.

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Partnerships and positions

The Maersk Group and businesses participate in the Clean Cargo Working Group, the Caring for Climate initiative, the UN high level advisory panel on sustainable transport, and are active in the IMO debate on regulation of CO2-emissions from shipping.


The Group's Climate Change strategy includes the Group target for reducing CO2-emissions (see above), and is overseen by the Maersk Group Sustainability Council. The businesses are required to develop strategies and targets to reduce their environmental impact in line with their respective materiality and risk assessments. Performance is monitored and progress reported every half a year to the Group Sustainability Council.

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Sustainability strategy 2014-2018

Read more about our approach in the Sustainability strategy.

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Investing in education

We will unlock growth for society and Maersk by investing in relevant training and education, contributing to building the skills base in growth markets.

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Enabling trade

We will unlock growth for society and Maersk by improving conditions for businesses and industries to participate in global trade.

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