Employee relations and labour rights
We respect and uphold fundamental labour rights and determinedly pursue constructive employee relations in every area of our business.
Why employee relations and labour rights matter
The way we treat our employees, and their representatives, is fundamental to our success – and never more so as our landside operations expand. We are committed to respecting labour rights and ensuring constructive employee relations in all our workplaces.
These commitments are based on core ILO conventions and internationally accepted frameworks from the UN and OECD, as well as compliance with applicable local legislation where we operate.
We offer decent, fair and equal working conditions and strive to make Maersk a good place to work for all employees. We identify risks for third-party labour and implement mitigating and preventive actions. We also involve employees in our efforts to ensure that we adequately consider our responsibilities towards our people as our business grows.
Highlights in 2023
Priorities and actions
Our priority is to ensure constructive employee relations with full support for the rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining. We actively engage with trade unions, workers councils and other employee representative bodies, and take a proactive approach to managing new challenges responsibly as the scope of our business grows.
Featured highlights and case stories
Equal pay for equal work
We target equal pay for equal work, ensuring that any differences are due to objective factors such as experience, skills, knowledge and performance, and not due to gender or any other characteristics such as ethnicity, race, nationality, age, disability, religion, beliefs or sexual orientation.
In 2023, we had a continued focus and refined approach to equal pay for equal work. We aim to ensure that any differences in pay are due solely to objective factors such as experience, skills, knowledge and performance