Throughout all aspects of our vessel and shore operations, we are committed to conducting our business in a responsible and lawful manner, and with respect for the wider economic, social and environmental impacts of our activities. We also strive to promote the same principles in our relationships with our customers, our suppliers and our business partners.
Our Sustainability Policy
The Sustainability Policy for OTS Global Shipping is anchored in the Maersk Group’s core values and policies, as well as our commitment to the UN Global Compact. It emphasises our commitment to driving continual improvement in health & safety, the environment, human & labour rights, anti-corruption and security.
To achieve the objectives of this policy, we proactively identify and mitigate the risk of negative impact in these areas. At the same time, we communicate openly and honestly about our performance.
We want any potential breaches of our Sustainability Policy to be reported. Therefore, we provide a global whistleblower system that can be used to report potential violations of the policy. The system is available to both external parties and employees of OTS Global Shipping.
Climate & the environment
At OTS Global Shipping, we lead the way in ‘doing more with less’, enabling us to ship more cargo with less impact on the environment. We constantly seek innovative and commercially viable ways to reduce our environmental impact, from reducing our CO2 and other air emissions to using fewer and more sustainable materials to build our vessels.
We have an ambitious target to reduce our ocean shipping CO2 emissions by 60 percent per container transported between 2016 and 2020. We have already come a long way - we have reduced CO2 emissions per container transported by 42 percent already - but we still have some way to go.
With the launch of our new 60% CO2 reduction target in 2014, we are accelerating our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint whilst growing our business.
Key partnerships at OTS Global Shipping
We work with many key partners and are a member of the industry associations that are working to improve the shipping industry and responsible business practice. These include the UN Global Compact and the Logistics Emergency Team.