Inclusive, sustainable trade
By connecting and simplifying global supply chains, we help our customers thrive. And by making them more inclusive, we can support that this value is shared for societal benefit.
Why inclusive, sustainable trade matters
We believe global trade can be a powerful enabler for development. But to realise this potential, trade needs to become more accessible, inclusive, trusted and caring towards our planet and resources. In short: more sustainable.
At Maersk, we see it as our purpose to enable sustainable global trade for a growing world. We are working to digitise and decarbonise the world's supply chains – to go all the way to ensure that the growth we facilitate is sustainable. For now, and for the generations that follow us.
We will support the transformation of global trade into a powerful enabler of sustainable development, as expressed in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Priorities and actions
Featured highlights and case stories
Advancing women entrepreneurs globally
Inclusive trade is a key driver of economic growth and job creation, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises and including those owned or led by women.
Since 2018, Maersk has partnered with ITC She Trades to support women entrepreneurs, equipping them with the tool and skills to thrive in global markets. One of our She Trades beneficiaries is Olasumbo Adeleke, a shea butter processor and supporter of smallholder farmers in rural communities in Nigeria. Olasumbo learned how to process shea butter from her mother, who learned it from her mother - a generational tradition. Now she is learning how to implement an environmentally friendly production process, creating a sustainable livelihood for smallholder farmers in rural communities in Nigeria.