Our commitment to sustainability

Maersk Line is an integral part of the world’s supply chains. Every day, we carry cargo ranging from state-of-the-art vehicle engines to essential medicines and food. We are committed to conducting our business in a sustainable manner and we work to promote the same principles with our customers, suppliers and other business partners.

When you partner with us, you are partnering with a company that is always working to improve the sustainability of its operations. Throughout all aspects of our operations, Maersk Line is committed to conduct our business in a responsible and lawful manner with respect for the wider economic, social and environmental impacts of our activities.

This has always been integral to the way we do business at Maersk Line, and it remains an essential part of our company today. We constantly strive to improve the sustainability of our operations, and communicate openly and honestly about our sustainability efforts.

A Responsible Business Partner

We aim to conduct our operations in a manner that protects the health & safety of our employees, and our aim is to have zero accidents. We also respect internationally recognised human rights, and all our employees are treated in a manner consistent with the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group’s Global Labour Principles, as well as applicable laws and labour conventions.

We work against all forms of corruption in accordance with the law and the fundamental values of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group. We believe that no Maersk Line employee should engage in any form of corrupt practice, including bribery and extortion, whether directly or through third parties – and we are committed to working towards the elimination of facilitation payments. 

We exercise constant care to prevent breaches of security, and we cooperate actively and openly with pertinent authorities. We protect the integrity of our assets in order to avoid interruptions in our operations, costly service recoveries, claims or unwanted repairs. We continuously monitor our performance and maintain appropriate training, audits and feedback-loops to minimise risk.

We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our operations. We work continually to reduce emissions; dispose of resources responsibly; mitigate pollution and the depletion of natural resources; and prevent our vessels from damaging the marine environment. 

Customer in focus:
Making a difference for Huawei

Our five-year Carbon Pact with Huawei Technologies will see the global telecom solutions provider reduce CO2 emissions per container transported by us by 18% from 2016 to 2020.

Huawei wants to reduce emissions from its entire value chain, including its supply chain. As a global producer, Huawei’s supply chain is complex and an 18% reduction in emissions will have a significant impact on the company’s overall carbon footprint.

Our Carbon Pact with Huawei does not standalone. As a core supplier, we also help Huawei to protect its reputation as a trusted brand, through a contract that includes on-time delivery and proactive, dedicated customer service.

UN Global Compact

A voluntary initiative based on company commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps that support the goals laid out in the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda.


ISO14001 certified

All Maersk Line container vessels as well as ML Fleet Management and Technology is independently certified according to the ISO14001 standard.


The Clean Cargo Working Group

A business-to-business initiative dedicated to improving the environmental performance of marine container transport through the creation of practical tools for measuring, evaluating and reporting on the environmental impact of global container shipping.


The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

A global business network working towards a corruption-free maritime industry that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large.


The Global Logistics Emissions Council

A group of companies, industry associations and programmes dedicated to making carbon accounting work for the industry.


Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF)

The Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) aspires to advance the continuous improvement of safety culture and performance in the container shipping industry through measurement, reporting and benchmarking, sharing best practices and engaging with key stakeholders to develop durable solutions.

Speak to the sustainability team