Corruption undermines social and economic development and adds to the cost of participating in global trade. For Maersk, non-compliance may lead to legal and reputational risks, and ultimately debarment for markets. We are committed to full compliance with regulatory demands, and we maintain near-elimination of facilitation payments on our own ships while continuing to develop our compliance programme on corruption.


We aim to eliminate corruption in the maritime industry through both multi-stakeholder collaboration and our own operations.

Targets 2018

Comply with legislation on anti-corrupt practices, which ultimately translates to zero bribery and facilitation payments.

Progress 2018

Maintained status of near-elimination of facilitation payments on own ships and improved significantly on chartered ships. Began work to consolidate existing anti-corruption programmes into one common 

A.P. Moller-Maersk programme. Continued membership of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network. Four cases related to corruption were reported through the whistleblower hotline. Three cases have been investigated and closed as unsubstantiated. One case is still under investigation.

Targets 2019

Comply with legislation on anti-corruption practices, which ultimately translates to zero bribery and facilitation payments. 

Read more on page 31 in our Sustainability Report 2018.

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