A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, the world’s largest container shipping company, has joined the World Ocean Council to support global leadership and collaboration on ocean sustainability. Through its support of the World Ocean Council, Maersk supports the efforts to promote sustainable development and stewardship through collaboration across private sector industries. The World Ocean Council is the only international organisation bringing together a broad range of ocean industries to address sustainable use of the seas.
“The oceans are core to our activities in shipping and energy. We are pleased to join this forum which provides an important collaborative platform for sustainable advancement” said John Kornerup Bang, Lead Advisor on Climate & Environment in the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group.
“We are excited to welcome A.P. Moller – Maersk to the growing ocean business alliance on Corporate Ocean Responsibility,” said Paul Holthus, Executive Director of WOC. ”Maersk exemplifies the kind of commitment and leadership that is needed to tackle the complex challenges of ocean sustainability.”
Maersk’s environmental strategy pledges to protect the marine environments and biodiversity and reduce the impacts of operations at sea.
“The marine environment is fragile and we are determined to be good citizens of the world’s oceans. This partnership will help us go beyond regulatory standards and take a proactive approach” added John Kornerup Bang.