A.P. Moller - Maersk published its new Sustainability Report on Wednesday. In the report, the company, which also includes Hamburg Süd, avows its leading role in climate-protection efforts and outlines its comprehensive approach to sustainability. “The decade of action has begun,” Maersk CEO Søren Skou emphasises in the report.
Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040
Complete decarbonisation along the entire transport chain by 2040 continues to be one of the key issues within Maersk’s sustainability strategy. Last year, the company brought forward its target to reduce all business units to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions to 2040 – or 10 years earlier than originally planned. In doing so, Maersk and Hamburg Süd are demonstrating their shared commitment to being pacesetters in global climate-protection efforts – as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) currently only aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2050.
Sustainable in all areas
However, for our company, the concept of sustainability is not limited to climate protection. Environmental protection, social issues and good corporate governance are the core topics of its comprehensive approach. Maersk’s new ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) strategy accordingly encompasses good and safe working conditions for all of the Group’s 95,000 employees as well as green solutions for all customer needs and ethical behaviour in all business activities.