Diversity, equity and inclusion at A.P. Moller - Maersk
Integrating the world means more than connecting global supply chains. Our purpose demands that we go all the way to connect diverse talents and perspectives in fair and inclusive workplaces where amazing individuals feel they belong.
LGBTQI+ inclusion at Maersk
Maersk is fully committed to workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we are proud to support every employee who contributes to the success of our company. This is why we value, attract, support, and retain talented lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other gender and sexual orientation professionals.
We work hard to create an environment and culture where every employee feels they can bring their authentic selves and develop their full potential, mindful of the diversity of lived experiences shared by our LGBTQI+ colleagues.
Pride at Maersk is about showing the world, our customers and our industry peers that it's time to change attitudes. It’s about demonstrating that when you work at Maersk you are fully a part of the team, no matter who you are, or who you love.
Strengthening our global LGBTQI+ allyship
Christian Wirawan is a Global Head of FbM Delivery Middle & Last Mile Standard Adoption and Operations Excellence, FbM Standards & Regional Customer Delivery LAM & IMEA. He also leads the pride@maersk network, our global community for LGBTQI+ employees and allies.
Hear what drives him personally to help ensure that everyone at Maersk feels safe, accepted and valued as their genuine self.
Rainbow Container World Tour
Containers of hope
The containers were made available at strategic points in their journey for Maersk employees to sign and share their hopes for a future of improved diversity and inclusion.
Containers that unite
They not only serve as a symbol for the company. Maersk’s clients have also showed interest in the use of these rainbow containers to move their goods around the world, and during the tour they have visited a range of customer sites.
Embracing UN Free & Equal
As part of A.P. Moller - Maersk’s strategy to increase diversity in the workplace, the company is reinforcing its existing commitment to the UN Global Compact by joining the UN’s LGBTI Standards for Business.
The UN standards are grounded in existing international human rights law and are in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Working with the embassy model
Regulations covering LGBTQIA+ inclusion vary globally. To protect our employees and contribute to local LGBTQIA+ communities in jurisdictions where the rights of LGBTQIA+ people are not otherwise respected or protected, Maersk adopts an “embassy” model for inclusion.
Internally, the embassy model creates safe, inclusive workplaces for all of our LGBTQIA+ employees. It allows us to enforce our corporate policies for LGBTQIA+ inclusion regardless of local context, and it supports our efforts to promote tolerance and safe spaces for local employees. The ultimate goal is to create an environment in which everyone feels valued and protected, resulting in a productive and secure working environment. According to Giulio Castagni Parasole, Global DEI Partner at Maersk.
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