Transformation and our business

The business world is increasingly called upon to use its powers of change and implementation to help solve major societal challenges. A.P. Moller - Maersk focuses on where we have the greatest leverage and potential impact on issues that are material to us.

Our sustainability strategy calls out four areas - climate change, inclusive trade, food loss and ship recycling - where A.P. Moller - Maersk through our business can pursue solutions and call for others to act. These efforts may result in significant system changes and respond to challenges faced by the global society, and at the same time create opportunities for our business.

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Help to decarbonise logistics

In 2018, A.P. Moller - Maersk established a new company ambition for climate change: to have net-zero CO2 emissions from our own operations by 2050.

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Ambitions

To help decarbonise logistics through innovation, low-carbon offerings to customers and efficiency measures. Map climate change related risks to A.P. Moller – Maersk assets and supply chain.

Targets 2018

60% relative CO₂ reduction by 2020 (target closed in 2018). Develop low-carbon offerings to customers.

Progress 2018

Established new targets on CO₂ reductions and decarbonisation. Calculated and made public scope 1, 2 and 3 CO₂ emissions from our activities. Mapped the company’s risks from the physical impacts of climate change.

Targets 2019

Net-zero CO₂ emissions from own operations by 2050. Efficiency target of 60% relative reduction in CO₂ by 2030 (2008 baseline). Develop approach to managing risks from physical climate change.

Read more on pages 12-17 in our Sustainability Report 2018.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals

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Help to multiply the benefits of trade

A.P. Moller - Maersk wants to be a cornerstone of an inclusive and sustainable global trading system that can help eradicate poverty and deliver decent work for all.

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Ambition

A.P. Moller – Maersk will use its global reach and position to multiply the benefits of trade by reducing complexity, empowering entrepreneurs and supporting a level playing field for global trade, that is open, market-based and inclusive.

Targets 2018

We will invest on the scale of millions of USD in digital solutions that facilitate trade. We will provide dedicated support for the full implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement.

Progress 2018

Established 2025 targets. Launched, supported and implemented activities in our areas of commitment to multiply the benefits of trade. 

Targets 2019

Connect 50% of global containerised trade to digital solutions that reduce supply chain barriers by 2025. Have small and medium-sized customers account for 10% of our total revenue and 30% of our revenue from e-commerce logistics by 2025. Help partners build capacity of 100,000 SMEs, including women-operated businesses, to engage in cross-border trade by 2025. Contribute to trade facilitation reforms in 30 developing countries by 2025. 

Read more on pages 18-21 in our Sustainability Report 2018.

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Contribute to halving food loss

We want to leverage our services, products and capabilities to halve food loss in logistics, and simultaneously enhance our cold chain business and support sustainable development.

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Ambition

To leverage A.P. Moller-Maersk services, products and capabilities in order to halve food loss in logistics, and simultaneously enhance our cold chain business and support sustainable development. 

Targets 2018

Working in partnerships, we will invest in innovations reducing food loss in the supply chain, using our competencies within the establishment of cold chains for transport. 

Progress 2018

Mapped opportunities and began building partnerships to increase our understanding and to pilot potential solutions to food loss occurring in production, handling and storage stages.

Targets 2019

Established two global partnerships to address loss points in the food supply chain. Develop a metrics framework for food loss contribution and to guide the shared value of our business-related investments. 

Read more on page 22 in our Sustainability Report 2018.

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Lead change in the ship recycling industry

The journey to transform ship recycling continues with a multi-stakeholder partnership to increase transparency. A significant number of yards in Alang, India are now investing in responsible practices.

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Ambition

To radically change the global ship recycling industry to be dominated by responsible practices to the benefit of workers and the environment as well as responsible yards and shipowners. 

Targets 2018

Continue to invest and work with selected yards in Alang. Develop the wider Alang area. Initiate the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative. 

Progress 2018

External, quarterly audits of the yards we worked with in Alang report only one finding against our Responsibly Ship Recycling Standard. Launched the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative. Mobile Health unit operational in Alang, receiving nearly 10,000 people from the wider Alang area since May 2018.

Targets 2019

Continue to invest and work with selected yards in Alang. Develop the wider Alang area. Drive the development of the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative. 

Read more on page 24 in our Sustainability Report 2018.

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