Labour conditions

We are committed to good and fair labour conditions for all employees.

A Global Labour Relations framework is implemented across A.P. Moller - Maersk aiming at ensuring that labour relations and labour conditions serve the interests of both employees and company. It sets guidelines for how management should engage with employees and their representatives, introduces a reporting tool for labour issues, offers training in labour relations and negotiations, and strengthens the alignment and knowledge sharing across different businesses.


A.P. Moller - Maersk's labour standards are embedded in Maersk's governance framework and all businesses have committed themselves to implementation of these standards. The Head of Human Resources in the Transport & Logistics division is responsible for monitoring the implementation of and compliance with the Commit rule (high-level governance document, ed.) on Global Labour Relations. This is done through the Global Labour Relations Council, with members appointed by Head of Human Resources in Transport & Logistics division is responsible. 

This Council's responsibilities include providing status reports and audits and generating compliance and risk assessment materials. Business CEOs and functions are responsible for implementation of and compliance within their respective areas of responsibility.


We are committed to living up to our global labour principles wherever we operate. We work to ensure oversight and consistency in global labour relations. 

Global Labour Principles

All Maersk employees are covered by a single set of labour principles designed to protect their rights and safety. These principles are informed by the International Labour Organization's fundamental conventions and are aligned with the UN Global Compact as well as the International Maritime Organization's labour convention.