Human capital

Our people are the foundation for our company capabilities, our growth, and our transformation into a genuine global integrator.

Why human capital matters

Our Global Integrator strategy is transforming Maersk in three fundamental ways: from conglomerate to end-to-end logistics provider, from fossil fuel follower to green industry leader, and from technological conservative to digital frontrunner.

To ensure this transformation is successful, we need to ensure we can attract, engage and retain the right talent to take our vision of global integration all the way.

Our ambition

We aspire to create an engaging environment for all our colleagues, and to be a company where talented people can develop and enjoy thriving careers.

Human capital

Our targets

Top quartile score on engagement survey

Highlights in 2022

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67th Percentile score on employee engagement 
Our employee survey engagement score is up from 59th at the end of 2021
Value added services
Purpose and Values
A new articulation of our Purpose and Core Values was a critical milestone in our Global Integrator Strategy
Progress on People Strategy
Our initiatives include leadership development, onboarding, upskilling, career building and talent attraction

Priorities and actions

To fulfil the purpose of our Global Integrator strategy, we need engaged employees and significant new capabilities. These include talent areas such as technology, data analysis, leadership, and sales and marketing – areas where competition for talent is fierce. Our focus on human capital reflects these priorities.


Maersk People Strategy

  • Our People Strategy builds on our past strengths while focusing on the new capability areas we need to succeed in our goals.
  • Our key ambition is to nurture a knowledge-driven organisation that is capable of reliable execution and made effective by the power of empathy.

Nurturing talent for the transformation

We will drive the sustainable transformation of our company by:

  • Attracting and retaining empathic, ambitious, purpose-led and values-driven leaders who inspire our employees to do their very best.
  • Continued investment in the development of all employees and outsized investments in strategic areas that fuel our Global Integrator strategy and drive customer outcomes.
  • A strong employer brand and talent acquisition processes that help us attract the right skills.

Featured highlights and case stories

Steady progress on our engagement journey

We evaluate our progress on employee engagement using mainly two key metrics – our biannual global employee engagement survey and our voluntary attrition rate.

In 2022, we saw steady progress toward our ambition to reach the top quartile, with an aggregate score in the 67th percentile, up from 59th at the end of 2021. We scored above the global average for all 12 survey questions, while more than 9,300 colleagues said they are more engaged than a year ago.

This consistent improvement is a result of our daily efforts to build a culture where people know that their opinion counts, and that they are supported by management and their peers.

Sustainability Report 2022

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