Optimising customer supply chains since 2001, we take pride in our strength and ambition as a procurement organisation. We go All The Way to stay ahead of the competition and drive global sustainable development.
What Maersk expect of suppliers
A. Zooming in on critical suppliers in high-risk categoriesThe Responsible Procurement programme has a focused approach based on the high risk category methodology with additional focus on high risk countries that allow Maersk to prioritise resources towards the most critical suppliers. We assess these suppliers using a combination of audits, self-assessments and documentation reviews to monitor compliance against the requirements of the Maersk Third Party Code of Conduct. If there are any gaps, we engage with suppliers to formulate an improvement plan to anchor more responsible practices.
High-Risk Categories are as below
- Trucking / Intermodal
- Warehousing services
- Facility management
- Outsourced labour
- Terminals and related services
- Shipbuilding yards / Drydocks
- Security services
- Promotional items
- Custom agents
- Security onshore
- Chemicals / Paints
- Equipment / Maintenance / Repair (EMR)
- Container manufacturers
- Manning - Seafarers / Technical Vessel Management
B. High-Risk Countries
Introduction: Maersk conducts country risk mapping to assess the risk perception at a country level
The objective of the Country Risk Mapping is to assess the risk perception at a country level on four aspects which guide the Maersk Responsible Procurement (RP) programme - Corruption, Environment, Labour Practices and Human Rights. This is then used along with high risk categories to identify the high risk category-country combination and to drive focused RP compliance for high risk suppliers in high risk countries.
C. Supplier sustainability guidance
Introduction: To support suppliers in their endeavour to meet Maersk requirements, we have provided guidance on aspects which guide the Maersk Responsible Procurement programme.