Measuring our impacts on society

Socio-economic impact assessments are an important tool to advance our knowledge of Maersk’s development impacts across economic, social and environmental dimensions.

A.P. Moller - Maersk has been conducting impact assessments since 2009 and using them as a platform for engaging stakeholders and identifying strategies and activities that may accelerate our positive impacts and minimize negative impacts across value chains.

What are socio-economic impacts?

By creating jobs, training workers, building physical infrastructure, procuring goods and services, transferring technology, paying taxes, and expanding access to products and services through global trade, our businesses affect the assets, capabilities, opportunities, and standards of living of people and societies.

In addition to impacts through our own operations, we also have impacts indirectly through our value chain, as well as in the wider economic sphere, sometimes called induced effects or spillover effects. A socio-economic impact assessment is a structured means for us to measure these effects in the societies in which we operate. The impacts matter to our bottom line. The nature and scale of our impacts influence to what extent we have sound value chains, positive local communities, and supportive governments, now and in the future.

direct effects

Direct effects

Impacts of our own operations

indirect effects

Indirect effects

Impact through the value chains

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Induced / spillover effects

Wider social, economic and environmental impacts

Impacts on:

Growth, Export competitiveness, Income generation, Job and skills upgrade, Know-how and competencies, Poverty, Industry, Structure environment and Political effects.

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Publications

Our impact studies are available for download here.