Partnerships Successful resolution of sustainability issues will rarely occur through the power of the individual company, state, NGO alone. Only when joining forces can significant change take place and alter the premises and solutions space for those involved. Established partnerships may break down traditional barriers of competition or opposition, when partners come together to explore how they can join forces to achieve an ambitious target.

See examples of our partnerships.

Global Compact

The UN Global Compact

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

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The UN Global Compact LEAD

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.

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World Economic Forum

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.

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The Logistics Emergency Teams

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.

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Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)

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.

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Trident alliance

The Trident Alliance

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.

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Clean cargo

The Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG)

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.

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The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

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.

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Forum for the Future’s Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI)

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.

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World Ocean Council

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.

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