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Kuehne + Nagel: providing sustainable supply chain solutions

Considered one of the leading logistics providers worldwide, Kuehne + Nagel has begun to accelerate its sustainability drive significantly.

Considered one of the leading logistics providers worldwide, Kuehne + Nagel has begun to accelerate its sustainability drive significantly.

Having outlined an intention to reduce CO2 in transport and logistics services globally through its “Net Zero Carbon” strategy, the company offers its customers solutions to reduce their supply chain’s CO2 footprint through digital platforms such as Big Data and predictive analytics. 

The Net Zero Carbon strategy is Kuehne + Nagel’s global programme to substantially reduce its effect on the environment. It centres around three key pillars:

  • Carbon management: Maintain effective carbon management throughout all operations.
  • Environmental products and services: Provide environmentally sensitive products to customers.
  • Supplier environmental performance: Environmental criteria to procure and select logistics services.

As a result of the logistics industry contributing to around 7% of the global emission of CO2, Kuehne + Nagel has decided to make a commitment to reduce that figure through its sustainability endeavours. “We are all responsible for the environment, for our ecosystem and above all for the people - in business and private life,” commented Detelf Trefzger, Chief Executive Officer at Kuehne + Nagel. “We as a company and all our colleagues act now with our Net Zero Carbon programme to fight CO2 emissions and offer sustainable and innovative supply chain solutions.”

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The firm has lofty goals. By 2030, Kuehne + Nagel aims to be completely carbon neutral. The company has established three key ways to help make this a reality - visibility, reduction and offsetting.

Visibility - Through a carbon calculator, it will enable the company to become more aware of its CO2 footprint across each stage of the supply chain. By using a calculator to monitor all carbon usage, it will enable shippers to gather reliable information regarding the use of equipment and monitoring systems.

Reduction - Kuehne + Nagel’s company programme looks to reduce direct and indirect emissions through the implementation of advanced technologies, the use of renewable energy and ongoing training programmes.

Offsetting - With technological advancements helping to decrease emissions, carbon offsetting allows companies to counterbalance CO2 emissions of a shipment that can’t be avoided. This is done by investing in certified nature-based projects worldwide in a bid to offset the impact.

To find out more about Kuehne + Nagel's sustainability strategy, read here!

 

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