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Our role is to support smarter, more sustainable business

As the global leader in shipping services, we believe it’s our role to support smarter, more sustainable trade across the maritime industry. We are committed to being a responsible business, working with our clients, people and communities to make a positive contribution to the world we live in. Clarksons has a hard-earned reputation for integrity, excellence and fairness. Read more about our current sustainability management approach including our policies and measures.

Leading positive change


Top 15% of our industry

We were re-awarded the Ecovadis silver medal in 2022, putting us in the top 15% of our industry for embedding sustainability across our business.


Of new hires were female

We are evolving our recruitment channels to access a broader talent pool.


Of employees receive training

To prevent anti-bribery and corruption, the Group has an approved policy that all employees and contractors must follow.

Leading positive change

A commitment to high standards

Sustainability Achievement

Clarksons awarded silver EcoVadis medal in recognition of sustainability efforts

We are proud to announce that Clarksons has once again been awarded the EcoVadis silver medal in recognition of our continued commitment to improving sustainability across our global business operations.

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Green Transition Impact Sustainability

Clarksons launches group-wide Green Transition team

Clarksons is pleased to announce the formation of its group-wide Green Transition team, set up specifically to guide clients through the decarbonisation of their marine activity.

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Sustainability Port Services

New quayside premises cuts team's current tCO₂e by 16%

In further commitment to its sustainability strategy, Aberdeen-based Clarksons Port Services moved into new premises at Aberdeen Harbour's Matthew's Quay.

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Maintaining robust governance

Clarksons is founded on a commitment to providing the highest quality of service for our clients whilst maintaining the utmost level of integrity. Our staff share our common values, and we aspire to conduct our business in an ethical, honest and professional manner wherever we operate.

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Key policies and documents

23/06/2022 Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement pdf
02/05/2022 Compliance at Clarksons Overview pdf
04/04/2022 Gender Pay Gap Report 2021 pdf

Helping our clients to decarbonise

Navigate the challenge of decarbonisation with Clarksons' breadth of expertise across services and markets. We deliver valuable insight when developing and implementing your decarbonisation strategy, informed by unrivalled intelligence and data. And offer practical, sustainable approaches for the short, medium and long-term, scaled to your business needs.

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Through supporting good causes

People Sustainability

Charity Giving Day 2022

This year, the annual Clarksons PLC global Charity Giving Day event raised over £250,000 for The Clarkson Foundation - an incredible amount to help some inspirational charities. The action packed day saw eight global offices take part and generously donate towards the cause.

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People Achievement

Strengthening the bridge between academia and industry

Clarksons was once again pleased to host the Maritime Masters finalist event to both online and in-person delegates, for the fourth year running.

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Sustainability Impact People

Introducing The Clarkson Foundation

We're delighted to announce the launch of The Clarkson Foundation, which allows us to amplify our charitable giving and go further to help create meaningful, lasting change around the world.

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Creating meaningful, lasting change around the world

The Clarkson Foundation takes seriously its responsibility is to be a collective force for good. Giving time and resources is woven into its culture. It identifies, backs and monitors a range of projects every year to create genuine, tangible change around the world. The Clarkson Foundation, a registered charity, was established to amplify and focus support of carefully selected causes with a localised focus.

The Clarkson Foundation