Global sustainability challenges are complex and will not be resolved through the power or action of any individual company, nation state or civil society organisation. Only when joining forces can significant change take place and create a foundation for systemic foundations. 

Through the Paris agreement on climate change and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, companies have been awarded a new role as co-providers of solutions to critical issues. A new norm is developing that companies use their businesses to create and drive positive impact – alone and in particular in partnership with others. A.P. Moller - Maersk welcomes this development which is in line with our established tradition to develop and drive solutions in partnerships. 

The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative promoting the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible and sustainable corporate policies and practices.

As member of the UN Global Compact LEAD, we are committed to continuously improving our sustainability performance. Our LEAD membership involves implementing the ten UN Global Compact Principles into strategies and operations, meeting the Global Compact’s 24 Advanced Level reporting criteria and taking action in support of broader UN goals and issues.

World Economic Forum is an international institution working to improve the state of the world through public-private cooperation. It works through high-level meetings, research networks and task forces, involving political, business, academic and other leaders in collaborative efforts to shape global agendas on global challenges.

The Logistics Emergency Teams (LET) is a partnership between the UN World Food Programme and three companies – Maersk, Agility, and UPS, facilitated by the World Economic Forum. In the event of a large scale natural disaster, LET provides emergency support in the form of logistics.

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) is a global business network promoting good corporate practice in the maritime industry for tackling bribes, facilitation payments, and other forms of corruption.

The Trident Alliance is a coalition of shipping owners and operators, who share a common interest in robust enforcement of maritime sulphur regulations, collaborating to help bring it about.

The Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) is a business-to-business initiative made up of leading cargo carriers and their customers, dedicated to environmental performance improvement in marine container transport through measurement, evaluation, and reporting on cargo-related emissions.

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global standard for the governance of a country’s oil, gas and mineral resources, implemented by governments, in collaboration with companies and civil society.

Forum for the Future’s Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) is a coalition of 19 leading companies from across the industry NGOs Forum for the Future and WWF. The coalition works to achieve a vision of a shipping industry that is both profitable and sustainable by 2040.

World Ocean Council is a cross-sectorial industry alliance collaborating on stewardship of the world oceans, e.g. improving ocean science in support of safe and sustainable operations, engaging in ocean policy and planning, and developing science-based solutions to environmental challenges.


Caring for Climate is a UN-led initiative aimed at mobilizing a critical mass of business leaders to implement and recommend climate change solutions and policies. Supporting companies commit to setting goals, develop and expand strategies and practices, and publicly disclose emissions.


The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation is a collaboration of international organisations, governments and businesses, helping governments in developing and least developed countries implement the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement.


The Global Logistics Emissions Council is an industry-led collaboration to establish and implement a universal and transparent framework for calculating logistics emissions. The goal is to drive emission reduction and enhance efficiency across global logistics supply chains.

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