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Diversity and Inclusion

At Maersk, we're building a culture where everyone can feel at home. We don't just work across continents, we work across different genders, generations, cultures, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities and perspectives.

Together, we succeed as one global team. We want to encourage innovation and empower our teams to share new ways of thinking, making the most of our diverse talents. But it’s also about feeling involved and encouraged to be yourself.

We’re excited for you to become part of our team and fully join in the adventure ahead.

Policies and target

Why would we only hire from 50% of the global talent pool? Increasing the gender representation of the talent applying to work for Maersk means that we are able to hire from the widest talent pool.

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Challenging the status quo

Research tells us that gender stereotypes about careers can start at a young age. We teamed up with some primary school students in Helsingor, Denmark to put this theory to the test and show the next generation that opportunities are for everyone.

Being inclusive is about being able to work across differences and being able to make decisions free from bias, respecting each other and leveraging the uniqueness everyone brings to work.

Ulf Hahnemann
Chief Human Resource Officer - A.P. Moller - Maersk

Women in Transport and Logistics

The Transport and logistics industry has traditionally been male dominated. Because of this, we're increasing the representation of women in Maersk at all levels. Improving the diversity of our leadership also helps us better reflect and understand the diverse markets we serve. Progress is steady, but we still have a long way to go.

We're also part of The Diversity Council, an organisation dedicated to advancing more women into top level management. Discover more

Have a look at our global gender and diversity policy to find out more about what we want to achieve. Discover more

She trades

In 2018, ITC SheTrades and Maersk launched a partnership to help female entrepreneurs who use logistics and shipping. Why have we partnered? Many female-led businesses face a variety of export barriers, so we've offered our tools and services to accelerate growth and provide access to new global markets.
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What does our partnership focus on?

  • Technical webinars delivered by Maersk experts.
  • Mentoring female entrepreneurs from the SheTrades community with the help of our expert trade professionals.
  • Offering female entrepreneurs access to our online shipping tools.

Maternity support

Inclusion at Maersk means recognising and successfully leveraging the many differences our employees bring to the workplace. Having policies and guidelines in place that support the different choices and career paths that employees may take is an essential step in creating an inclusive culture.

Our aspiration is to reach global average best practice maternity retention rate of 90%.

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Lead the future

Meet one of our Maersk role models – In 2020 we joined the Lead the Future role model campaign, which aims to inspire more young women to become leaders.
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Anne-Catrine Preskou, Senior Product Manager Maersk Logistics and Services

LGBTI inclusion at Maersk

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and proud to support all our employees that help our business thrive.

At a very basic level we will not tolerate discrimination, harassment or bullying of employees. This is written into our global commit rules, our Values. In addition through our commitment to the UN Global Compact protecting human rights is an underlying principle in how we conduct our business.

Under the UN LGBTI business standards we are further committed to support and drive equality for LGBTI employees at Maersk.

"Signing the UN’s LGBTI Standards for Business means that we take responsibility as a company to help tackle a global problem and promote equality for LGBTI people.

Ulf Hahnemann
Chief Human Resources Officer - A.P. Moller - Maersk

The faces of Maersk Pride: meet Jack Woodhouse

Jack Woodhouse joined Maersk in October 2016 through the erstwhile Seago brand.

Wedding bells are in order next year for Jack and his fiancé Martin, who have been together for three years. Besides being busy with wedding preparations, Jack also has his hands full with renovation jobs on their newly bought house in Liverpool, where they live with their beloved rabbits and fish.
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The World Tour begins

Maersk’s rainbow containers will begin their journey across the world as they shine a light on the company’s commitment to inclusion and diversity all year round.

In July 2020, two fully functional Maersk containers were skillfully painted with a rainbow to join Maersk’s fleet. On March 11, 2021, they will embark on their World Tour.

First part of the journey for the 40 and 20-foot rainbow containers will be aboard the Maersk Edmonton from APM Terminals Pier 400 in Los Angeles to Yokohama and stopping at several locations across Asia, Europe and finishing their tour in Denmark for Copenhagen Pride 2021. 

Maersk employees at Pier 400, APM Terminals, raising their hand in support of #ChoosetoChallenge on International Women's Day

Building inclusion capability at Maersk

Diversity alone does not realise business benefits. It is diversity and inclusion that is the biggest driver of improved performance, collaboration and innovation. We are committed to drive initiatives to increase diversity at Maersk as well as prioritising in building an inclusive culture with help of following tools
Social connectivity

Unconscious bias

Understanding unconscious bias and what we can do as individuals to manage bias is a critical element towards building a more inclusive organization. When not addressed unconscious bias, impacts our judgement and our decision making.
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GlobeSmart

Maersk encourages use of GlobeSmart which provides reliable guidance on how to conduct business dealings with individuals in other countries. Relevant content that is designed to help increase employees cultural agility.
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Mental health

Building a culture of engagement where employees are supported to be their best at work is essential to driving Maersk’s transformation. Feeling cared about continues to be a cultural challenge for Maersk, increasing our capability to manage mental health and well being will contribute to a more inclusive and engaging culture.

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