Growing with our stakeholders
Our business is to move and connect goods and people. In December 2016 we had been doing so for 150 years. Part of the secret of our company’s longevity is a deep-seated belief in taking good care of our customers and all other stakeholders, including the environment.
DFDS’ business model revolves around the operation of ferry routes carrying freight and passengers and providing transport and logistics solutions to a diverse range of manufacturers. A large part of the solutions are carried out using the ferry route network.
In relation to the reporting of activities that fit into the umbrella of CSR, the key goals are to limit the impact of activities on the environment, keep people and goods safe, secure jobs and good working conditions, support social initiatives and be a diverse company as regards nationality, gender, race and age. We also protect our company against fraud and seek to communicate and engage with our stakeholders in a trustworthy manner at all times.
Responsible Supply Chain Management
In December 2015, DFDS joined the IMPA ACT, which is a responsible supply chain management programme. The programme has been developed by Danish Shipowners J. Lauritzen and DS Norden, the leading consultancy company GLOBAL CSR and International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA). The IMPA ACT builds on the UN Guiding Principles and expectations are fully aligned with the newest and strongest development within the field of CR. In 2016 this framework was implemented with key suppliers to DFDS. More information can be found on
See DFDS Supplier Code of Conduct (PDF)
See Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement (PDF)