At MLL, we understand that environmental sustainability drives innovation, competitiveness and overall financial stability. We therefore support initiatives that promote and advance environmental responsibility. This may range from one employee’s idea for how to incorporate environmental awareness into day-to-day work, to strategic business decisions on how to minimize our environmental footprint while remaining competitive. We strive to make sustainability thinking core to daily operations and high-level strategy. Operational Excellence discusses many of these initiatives, including the roles that innovation and continuous improvement play in driving environmental sustainability. Furthermore, we share our acquired knowledge and best practices through our Maritime Technical Services offerings to our government and commercial customers.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate change is real and man-made. The majority of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group’s business is in transportation and energy production, which amplifies the challenge of climate change, compared to most other businesses. For us, protecting the environment is a question of constant care – in the way we use resources, optimize operations and handle waste.
We recognize the risks associated with climate change and take responsibility in striving to reduce its carbon footprint through developing and implementing sustainable solutions.
Of course all companies must be in compliance with mandatory environmental and safety regulations. At Maersk, we seek to surpass these requirements. We acknowledge that individual contributions can make a positive net impact, and as the world’s largest container shipping company and a major player in oil and gas, we accept our special responsibility to advance sustainability efforts on a global scale. Our ultimate aim is a balanced, sustainable and environmentally responsible approach to long-term economic growth and quality of life. To learn more about our environmental procedures, please read our health, safety and environmental protection policy.
Tackling environmental threats and climate change requires a unified, global effort. That is why we, as a global group of companies, work with a number of organizations that deal with such matters, including the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
The Group including Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) is continuously working to reduce energy consumption, air emissions, prevent climate change, develop innovative solutions and partnerships and recycle its ships to protect the environment.