Maersk is committed to respecting human rights, in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and as a member of the UN Global Compact.
Why human rights matters
Our conduct – in our own business and through our business relationships across our value chain – has the potential to impact society, both positively and negatively. Our recognition of this is closely connected to our purpose: “Improving life for all by integrating the world”. Increasing regulation and stakeholder expectations relating to human rights also confirm that this is an area where Maersk can and should take a lead.
Many of our ESG commitments touch on human rights: from our actions on climate change and supply chain sustainability, to the way we use data and build and recycle our vessels. Human rights informs and guides several categories in our ESG Strategy, and is a category in its own right, ensuring we have the right level of engagement and oversight.