Sustainability at APM Terminals


Embedding social, ethical and environmental considerations into our day to day business will create value for our stakeholders and foster our long term success.

Our Approach
APM Terminals wants to be the leading port terminal operator in the world. We will achieve this by serving global shipping lines and cargo owners in partnerships through safe and excellent operations. Our approach to sustainability is to live up to the UN Global Compact principles while mitigating our most significant sustainability related risks. We have done this by integrating responsible business practices into our day to day business and by creating minimum standards and guidance for top sustainability risks.

The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Our sustainability strategy focuses on four core areas:
• Health, safety and security
• Environment
• Responsible business
• Social responsibility 

APM Terminals has programmes and initiatives to address the various sustainability issues contained in each of these four core areas.

For the full story about APM Terminals’ updated compliance program. new spills reporting requirement and our work to foster diversity and rolling out the global labour standards, please download our 2013 sustainability report.

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Our sustainability governance framework remained unchanged during 2013. The current structure, implemented in 2012, consists of APM Terminals’ Sustainability Steering Group, which provides strategic direction and leadership on sustainability across our business. The sustainability steering group consists of key senior management and leaders from the areas of Safety, Communications, Human Resources, and Business Implementation.