Kuehne + Nagel launches Net Zero Carbon programme


Kuehne + Nagel is set to offer CO2 neutral transports as of 2020. The Net Zero Carbon programme will leverage three fields of action: detection, reduction and compensation of CO2.

Kuehne + Nagel has decided to address the CO2 footprint of the transportation services performed by its suppliers – airlines, shipping lines and haulage companies. Kuehne + Nagel targets comprehensive CO2 neutralisation (Scope 3 of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol – GHG) by 2030. As a first step, all less-than-container-load (LCL) shipments will be CO2 neutral from 2020 onwards.

As part of this, the company is now offering its customers solutions for reducing the CO2 footprint of their supply chain. By using big data and new digital platforms, the selection of transport routes and modes will be optimised from an emissions perspective.

Over the past years, Kuehne + Nagel has reduced its own CO2 footprint and will continue to pursue its emissions reduction efforts. Ongoing training programmes maintain and expand the environmental awareness. For example, video conferencing is increasingly replacing business trips. Direct Kuehne + Nagel CO2 emissions (GHG Scope 1 and 2) that cannot be avoided will be fully compensated as of 2020.

Source: Kuehne + Nagel