Danish Shipping has long recognized the need for showing consideration for the environment, supporting stringent legislation and endorsing new technologies which factor in the environmental and climate impact.

In recent years, members of Danish Shipping have invested billions of Danish kroner in new green solutions, and this activity will continue as new opportunities and legal requirements emerge. This has already led to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions from shipping.

Shipping impacts the environment in several areas, and it is necessary to be aware of and comply with regulations regarding ballast water, ship recycling, sulfur emissions, and more.

Danish Shipping believes that the best protection of the environment occurs through the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of the United Nations. For over 50 years, the IMO has established international standards and binding rules on safety and environmental issues for the shipping industry.

With its headquarters in London, the organization operates through committees and subcommittees that meet regularly. It has 174 member countries, and decisions can be made by majority vote. If a ship does not comply with international rules, it may face difficulties in sailing to other countries because port state control authorities worldwide have the power to detain non-compliant ships according to the IMO's international regulations.