The globally operating company is thus taking on a pioneering role in the logistics industry. The Alliance was launched in 2018 by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in cooperation with the Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing and the German Society for International Cooperation. With the aim of simultaneously promoting development and environmental protection, the alliance recognises, links and promotes the commitment of the private sector.
Kuehne + Nagel is joining the alliance as part of its Net Zero Carbon programme launched in September 2019. Direct Kuehne + Nagel CO2 emissions that cannot be avoided will be fully compensated as of 2020. In addition, the company has decided to proactively address the CO2 footprint of the transportation services performed by its suppliers – airlines, shipping lines and haulage companies – by 2030. The Net Zero Carbon programme leverages three fields of action: detection, reduction and compensation of CO2. Kuehne + Nagel is investing in various nature-based CO2 compensation projects, where carbon is being taken from the atmosphere. These voluntary compensation measures are in line with the 17 goals of the United Nations for Sustainable Development (SDGs).