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Building a more sustainable future through our focus on ESG

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.

Impact where it matters most

Every business must play its part in achieving a more sustainable future. Whilst we strive at all times to reduce our environmental footprint and remain dedicated to achieving net zero by 2050, we strongly believe that the single most material impact we can have is through our sector-leading work in the green transition. The shipping industry currently accounts for 2.2% of global CO2 emissions, and we play a pivotal role in the reduction of emissions across the maritime sector.

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An informed approach

We continue to increase our focus across all areas of sustainability. In 2023, we conducted our first ESG materiality assessment to identify priorities and areas where Clarksons can have the most significant impact. The assessment included interviews and workshops with employees and a materiality survey with key internal stakeholders to prioritise material issues. The process reaffirmed our strategic focus; the green transition was identified as the key priority across all considerations. We also identified other environmental, social and governance areas of focus that we plan to invest in further.

Approach to sustainability

People are our driving force

Our people are the driving force of our Company, and we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where we prioritise their health, wellbeing and development. Supporting society as a whole is central to our values, and we will continue to achieve impact through The Clarkson Foundation and our Corporate Social Responsibility programme.

Our purpose and culture
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Leading positive change

Maintaining robust governance

Our governance structures are integral to the long-term success of our business; we have robust systems and policies in place to maintain trust and deliver value to our stakeholders. 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

28/03/2024 Gender Pay Gap Report 2023 pdf
15/02/2024 Compliance at Clarksons Overview pdf
29/06/2023 Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement pdf

Creating meaningful, lasting change around the world

The Clarkson Foundation takes seriously its responsibility 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 is a registered charity.

The Clarkson Foundation
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Leading positive change

Focus on sustainability

People Impact

Celebrating International Women’s Day with the Renaissance Foundation

In recognition of International Women’s Day, Clarksons’ Group Head of HR, Harriet Oliver, attended an event hosted by Renaissance Foundation (RF) - a specialist youth charity providing support to young carers and patients aged 12-18.

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Charity Giving Day 2023

Clarksons Charity Giving Day was back once again this September with 28 teams from across 13 different locations globally, battling it out to be crowned Clarksons Champions 2023.

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Clarkson Port Services acquires offshore renewable energy service provider, DHSS

The acquisition of DHSS will provide a step change in Clarkson Port Services offering, delivering significant added value to existing clients and presenting enhanced growth opportunities through the ability to tender for larger offshore renewables contracts internationally.

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