The focus of Maersk Line’s Sustainability efforts is to create long-term value for our customers, our shareholders and society in four key areas.

Low impact shipping

At Maersk Line, we lead the way in ‘doing more with less’. We constantly seek out innovative and commercially viable ways to reduce our environmental impacts, be it CO2 and other air emissions, ballast water, or the materials we use to build our vessels. With the launch of our new 60% CO2 reduction target in 2014, we are accelerating our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint whilst growing our business. Read more here.

Your promise. Delivered.

Maersk Line works with you to conduct your business in a responsible manner and to connect your products to people and markets across the globe with the lowest possible environmental footprint. With our support you can construct and future-proof your low-carbon supply chain and ultimately, address your stakeholders’ concerns without compromising your shareholders’ needs. Read more here.

A responsible business partner

Maersk Line is committed to conducting our business in a responsible and transparent manner. This extends to a number of different issues of key importance to responsible business practice, including anti-corruption, health and safety, a sustainable supply chain and making investments in the communities where we operate. Our commitment is an integral part of our core values. Read more here.

Enabling trade

Acting as the building blocks of global trade, containers connect producers and customers across the world. Continuous trade expansion and access to global markets can help generate economic development, stimulate job creation, increase people’s income and raise living standards. However, in growth markets where the need for this is biggest, various obstacles continue to hamper trade: lack of infrastructure, corruption, burdensome documentation processes, supply-chain inefficiencies, and lack of logistics know-how, to mention just a few. Maersk Line can play an important role in addressing these challenges and in enabling further global trade, growth and development of communities around the globe. Read more here.


UK Modern Slavery Act

The 2015 UK Modern Slavery Act is intended to tackle modern forms of slavery work, ranging from abusive working and living conditions, to withholding of wages or passports, to use of trafficked labour. The Act applies to UK incorporated entities and foreign entities, conducting business in the UK, that have an annual turnover of £36m or more. These entities must produce an annual online Statement describing policies, and measures taken to mitigate slavery risks during the reporting year.

Within A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S, we have identified relevant legal entities, either UK incorporated entities or foreign entities with relevant presence in the UK, subject to this reporting requirement. We produce one statement approved and signed by the board of all relevant legal entities, since Maersk policies and procedures relating to the management of the risk of modern slavery are applied across all businesses. Please follow the link to view Maersk Modern Slavery Statement. Read more here.