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
Sustainability is not a new concept to APM Terminals, and our approach to sustainability has been long founded in our core values, the policies of the Maersk Group and more recently by the Group’s commitment to the principles of the UN Global Compact.

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

For each core area we develop programs to address specific topics and the needs of our various stakeholders. We integrate these sustainability programs into the business and as such many of our sustainability programs sit within the functional departments to which they relate.

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Click here to give feedback about the 2012 Sustainability Report 



To achieve our global sustainability objectives and targets, we have established a clear governance structure for sustainability. A key milestone change in 2012 has been the establishment of an APM Terminals Sustainability Steering Group. The group, chaired by Tiemen Meester, Vice President, Business Implementation, provides strategic direction and leadership on sustainability across our business. The Sustainability Steering Group comprises key senior management and leaders from the areas of Safety, Communications, Human Resources, Sustainability and Project Implementation.