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A.P. Moller – Maersk

A.P. Moller - Maersk is a publicly listed company headquartered in Denmark. In 2021, its revenue was USD 61.8 billion. Despite operating logistics across all transport modes, Maersk is primarily a shipping company with approximately 95% of its CO2 emissions produced by ocean vessels. Maersk is the second largest shipping company in the world with more than 700 vessels.

Ranking position
#5 /90
Total score
38.8 /100

26.4 /60
Core social indicators
10.5 /20
Just transition
1.9 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
7.5 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-90)


86.7 /100 #3

Material investment

23.3 /100 #22

Intangible investment

5.0 /100 #24

Sold products



60.6 /100 #14

Supplier engagement

16.7 /100 #42

Client engagement

50.0 /100 #15

Policy engagement

45.0 /100 #8

Business model

15.0 /100 #14

ACT assessment

Leading practices

Risks and opportunities


Maersk receives a trend score of =. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely remain the same. Based on its current fleet, Maersk is projected to greatly exceed its carbon budget between 2022-2036. However, in 2021, Maersk set ambitious targets to reduce its shipping emissions intensity and reach net-zero emissions by 2040 across its whole business and supply chain. The company has also started to invest in green methanol-enabled ships and plans to start incentivising the management of climate issues at the board level in 2023.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Social assessment

Just transition assessment

Core social assessment

More about the company

Copenhagen, Denmark
USD 61.79 billion
Publicly listed