Diversity, equity and inclusion
To work at Maersk is to work with the world. We commit to ensuring that every Maersk employee feels equally included and valued for who they are and what they contribute.
Working with us
Diversity inspires us, our culture connects us. Our modern, inclusive workplaces are filled with amazing individuals who share our values and vision to go all the way. If you want to work for a truly diverse, inclusive and innovative workplace, we welcome you to explore our current career opportunities.
Why diversity, equity and inclusion matter
Respect for diversity is a core value at Maersk. It is a fundamental responsibility to not discriminate against any of our employees. Discrimination bars people from living up to their full potential and creates inequality and less stable and prosperous societies.
We also depend on diversity of thought to continue improving and developing our business. Facilitating a culture where everyone feels comfortable, respected and fairly treated will help us gain access to a larger, more diverse pool of talent.
Cultural transformation and prevention at sea
We want to facilitate diversity of thought and create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace, where employees feel able to bring their whole selves to work and contribute their fullest. Our key priority is to foster gender diversity.
Women in management and leadership (job level 4+) by 2025
Highlights in 2022
Priorities and actions
We understand diversity as ‘who is in the room'; inclusion as 'how we create a sense of belonging for every person in the room'; and equity as exploring ‘who is trying to get into the room, but cannot’.
We have made DEI a special priority in our ESG strategy to drive progress in these areas. This sharpens and operationalises our focus on locating and eliminating the barriers that may prevent individuals from joining and thriving at Maersk and guides targeted actions to embed DEI in our business.
Featured highlights and case stories
Shifting the balance with Equal at Sea
Breaking the gender bias is an urgent priority as Maersk competes to access the broadest talent pool possible. To proactively address the attraction and retention challenges that stem from male-dominated working environments, we create toolkits and programmes to equip our leaders to integrate DEI throughout our People process.
Attracting women seafarers is a particular challenge. In markets like India, women seafarers make up just 0.5% of our workforce. To redress the balance, we launched the ‘Equal at Sea’ campaign, which aims to achieve equal gender participation in its cadet pool in India by 2027.