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.

Strategy and governance

Our sustainability efforts have matured over the last decade. We have progressively embedded responsibility for sustainability implementation into core functions and business areas, and we are now integrating our sustainability priorities as an embedded part of our business strategy. 

Sustainability priorities for the Global Integrator strategy

  • We will take leadership on decarbonising logistics as our single most important, strategic priority.

  • We will increase our focus on end-to-end sustainability in our offerings in response to the increased responsibility and opportunity to manage supply chain risk for our customers as part of our Global Integrator strategy.

  • We continue to ensure responsible business practices across our operations with clear governance, accountability and transparency on policies, commitments and performance.
An overview of sustainability priorities at A.P. Moller - Maersk

Governance of sustainability

Governance of sustainability in Maersk is overall anchored with the Board of Directors (Transformation and Innovation Committee) and the Executive Leadership Team. Under their oversight, our sustainability governance and integration approach secures executive ownership of sustainability and involvement in setting sustainability priorities and driving implementation, while also embedding sustainability in core processes related to strategy, performance, planning and risk management. Processes to mitigate the risk of our activities impacting human rights negatively are integrated in these governance structures.

Key partnerships

Issue owners and leaders across Maersk engage with representatives of key stakeholder groups as part of their daily work, and we incorporate feedback from the regular engagements in determining the materiality of sustainability issues and setting strategic direction for our work.

We engage actively in many partnerships on key sustainability topics (see overview below). In addition, we are active members of industry organisations such as Danish Shipping and the World Shipping Council.

Read more about our strategy, governance and stakeholder engagement on page 8-11 in the 2020 Sustainability Report.

An Overview of Sustainability Key Partnerships - A.P. Moller - Maersk

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