Sustainability at A.P. Moller – Maersk

A.P. Moller - Maersk is committed to ensuring that our business practices are safe, responsible and transparent, in accordance with our Core Values and the principles of the UN Global Compact on human rights, labour rights, environment and anti-corruption, and contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We define corporate sustainability as working systematically to reduce negative and enhance positive impacts on people, society and environment. We further aim to unlock growth for society and our company by leveraging the core strengths of our businesses to address global challenges through innovation, investment and collaboration.


A changing world

A changing world brings changing expectations to business, adding up to a new role for the private sector in general and large businesses in particular. We are adapting our business and priorities to these changing circumstances.

Shared Value

Some global sustainability challenges are particularly related to our business operations and at the same time in need of collective and collaborative solutions. By taking action in our own business and establishing partnerships and other alliances, our ambition is to create new opportunities for progress on systemic challenges.


For many of our material sustainability issues, our response is primarily determined by a recognition of responsibility as an employer, a business partner or active participant in local and global communities.


In a sustainability context, risk takes on two meanings: the risk business activities pose to societies and the people that inhabit them, and the risk sustainability issues pose to our business objectives.

Sustainability Report 2017

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