Maersk's first Sustainability Report
The A.P. Moller - Maersk Group reduced its emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gasses by 6.9 percent in 2009 compared with the year before, according to the Group's first Sustainability Report, reports www.megafishnet.com with reference to Maersk.
It builds on the 2008 Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Report and includes corporate social responsibility issues.
"The sustainability report signals our continued efforts to be more accountable and transparent. But it is only a step on the way. We must improve the quality of our reporting in the years to come," says Annette Stube, Head of Sustainability at the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group.
The decline in green house gas emissions is a result of lower business activity, but also due to the Group's investments in innovation and energy-saving initiatives.
"We will continue to innovate and save energy. Reducing the carbon foot print will give us future business opportunities," Stube says.
Safety remains a key priority at the Maersk Group. In 2009, there was a decline in the number of fatalities to 15 compared with 20 in 2008. Still, that is not good enough.
"One fatality is one fatality too many. We still have a lot of work ahead of us," she says.