Strategy and Governance

The A.P. Moller - Maersk sustainability strategy is designed to support our business strategy and contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We work in partnerships to fulfil our ambitions and are guided by internal and external policies and commitments.

Our sustainability strategy was updated in 2017 to align with the transformation of A.P. Moller-Maersk from a shipping and energy conglomerate into a focused transport and logistics company.


As seen in the graphic above it is made up of four shared value programmes and is based on responsible business practices on all material issues. The four priority programmes are the major issues where we can use our business to develop large-scale solutions that can alleviate some of the world’s major sustainability challenges while at the same time supporting the development of our business.

The overall governance responsibility for sustainability resides directly with the Executive Board. An annual progress report is compiled for the Executive Board to support oversight on strategic priorities, trends and key issues. The A.P. Moller - Maersk Board of Directors receives sustainability strategy updates, and also reviews and approves the annual Sustainability Report.

Our work is guided by internal policies based on our Core Values, external standards and commitments. Key international standards and references are listed in a table on page 9 of our Sustainability Report 2018. 

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