Principles and Reporting Standards

HHLA’s commitment to sustainability is binding, transparent, measurable and comparable. The company applies the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI 4 standard) guidelines on sustainability reporting, the most commonly used standard of its kind in the world. In doing so, HHLA also facilities comparison at an international level.

Furthermore, HHLA was the first maritime company to issue a declaration of compliance with the German Sustainability Code (GSC). This declaration of compliance is available at The GSC lists 20 different criteria relating to environmental, social and corporate governance aspects, each with up to two performance indicators. Issues such as the resource consumption, compliance, equal opportunities and health protection for employees play an important role in the code. Companies are also expected to provide clear sustainability targets.