Inclusive, sustainable trade
By connecting and simplifying global supply chains, we help our customers thrive. And by making them more inclusive, we can support that this value is shared.
Why inclusive, sustainable trade matters
We believe global trade can be a powerful enabler for development. But to realise this potential, trade needs to become more accessible, inclusive, trusted and caring towards our planet and resources. In short: more sustainable.
At Maersk, we see it as our purpose to enable sustainable global trade for a growing world. We are working to digitise and decarbonise the world's supply chains – to go all the way to ensure that the growth we facilitate is sustainable. For now, and for the generations that follow us.
We will support the transformation of global trade into a powerful enabler of sustainable development, as expressed in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Priorities and actions
Featured highlights and case stories
A value-based response to the Ukraine invasion
Considering the severity of the harm inflicted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the nature of Maersk’s essential logistics and infrastructure operations, we decided in 2022 that it was no longer possible to conduct business responsibly in Russia.
This response was driven by our Core Values – taking Constant Care of today and the future, looking after Our Employees, and having the Uprightness to do the right thing – and guided by our policies on human rights and responsible business practices.
Our approach focused on keeping our people safe, using the weight of our global logistics expertise to provide acute humanitarian relief, and stabilising global trade and rebuilding Ukraine. To these priorities, Maersk was fortunate to be in a unique position to fast-track humanitarian relief to the Ukraine.
We continue to monitor transactions with a possible Russian or Belarus nexus to ensure compliance and to live by our values.