Sustainability at A.P. Moller - Maersk
A comprehensive ESG strategy with a commitment to reach net zero across our business by 2040.
Maersk sustainability solutions
Sustainability is a central topic in all our customer engagements. By fully understanding our customers’ needs, we are better positioned to develop and deliver impactful solutions and services that drive their business outcomes. Sustaining close partnerships with our customers helps us anticipate their priorities and strategic directions, ensuring that our offerings evolve in step with their challenges so we can advance together towards net zero – as fast as possible. About 70% of our top 200 customers have already set science-based targets or net zero emission targets. Helping them, maintain visibility over their GHG footprint from logistics, and providing concrete solutions to achieve reductions, are two of our key priorities. But our customers show differing ambitions and maturity stages in terms of sustainability, and based on that we have developed a portfolio of opportunities to collaborate on.
Co-innovating with our customers
We continuously partner with our customers worldwide to innovate and optimise industry leading green logistics solutions that deliver on their sustainability goals and support their business objectives.
All of our customers can benefit from a reliable partner, with ambitious sustainability targets, and concrete actions that ensure we meet or go beyond our customers’ and the industry’s sustainability standards. Through multi-stakeholder forums, such as the Smart Freight Centre, Clean Cargo, the First Movers Coalition and Road Freight Zero, we collaborate with our customers to improve industry standards, share best practice examples, and develop concepts on how to scale green solutions for the benefit of our businesses, society and our planet.
Decarbonising logisticsIn line with our customers ambitions to fight climate change, we support our customers in setting and achieving ambitious decarbonisation targets for their logistics operations. We offer visibility across our customers’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions footprint from logistics, to understand the status quo of their decarbonisation journeys. This acts as a foundation to strategically decide how to go about the actual emission reduction. Maersk invests and partners with several stakeholders (such as customers, suppliers, industry organisations), to develop low-GHG emission solutions for end-to-end logistics. Already today, we offer decarbonised ocean shipping solutions to our customers, and explore low-GHG emission solutions for airfreight, landside transportation, and logistics facilities.
Sustainability engagements beyond decarbonisation
Maersk can make the greatest contribution to our customers’ sustainability goals through our green solutions – but sustainability goes beyond decarbonisation impacts. That’s why we work with our customers to support responsible business practices across all relevant sustainability areas. This includes sharing best practices, cross-industry collaborations, as well as insights and advisory support on material issues. Read more on page 11 of our sustainability report.
Strategic advisory and sustainability partnerships
We support our customers’ compliance with industry standards of sustainable logistics by advising them on impactful strategies to reduce their GHG emissions, and other responsible business practices. At the highest level of collaboration, we partner with our customers to co-innovate and pilot green solutions. We know that no one can achieve their sustainability commitments alone, and cooperation across industries is essential in making our customers’ supply chains more sustainable.
How can businesses understand their GHG footprint and plan better to lower it? The first step is certainly visibility. The second is a good strategy of clear actions.Maersk’s Emissions Dashboard consolidates emissions data across all carriers and transport modes in one place to help our customers plan a more sustainable supply chain. This solution allows greater visibility and clearer reporting on progress made within climate ambitions, while also providing the baseline to optimise a company’s supply chain all in one place.
Maersk ECO Delivery
Expand your reach, but not your footprint, Maersk ECO Delivery is an innovative product that replaces fossil fuels with sustainable fuels. Reducing your reliance on fossil fuels by offering ISCC certified biofuel alternatives, and with immediate carbon savings, Maersk ECO delivery makes responsible shipping an easy choice.
Sustainability Report 2022
Explore our progress on environmental, social and governance dimensions in our latest Sustainability Report.
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