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Responsible tax

03 April 2019
Responsible Tax

The issue

Well-functioning tax systems locally and internationally help finance education, infrastructure and other public services that support sustainable development, local societies, business and trade. We recognise the need for companies to support the local economies in which they do business.

What we do

Our approach to tax is directed by the A.P. Moller - Maersk Tax Principles and governed in line with the rules and guidance stated in the central  A.P. Moller - Maersk governance system. Our principles are grounded in the A.P. Moller - Maersk values. 

In a nutshell - our approach to responsible tax means that...

We do

  • Pay tax where value is created
  • Benefit from tax incentives as a way to share risk when investing in, for example, trade and logistics infrastructure
  • Have operating activities and companies in countries that are considered tax havens
  • Disclose all relevant information to tax authorities

We don't

  • Set up artificial structures for profit shifting
  • Claim benefits without ensuring we are fully qualified
  • Establish new corporate structures to artificially renew tax holidays
  • Pay more tax than required by the law

B Team Responsible Tax Principles

The B Team is a non-profit initiative aiming to catalyse more sustainable business practices that are ambitious yet practical principles, in this case defining what is meant by responsible tax. The B Team Responsible Tax Principles were launched in 2018, and as a founding signatory, A.P. Moller - Maersk is committed to implementing the principles and sharing our experiences with other companies and stakeholders.

A.P. Moller - Maersk Tax Principles

Read about our 2018 progress on responsible tax

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