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  December 30th, 2019 | Written by

Kuehne + Nagel Steps Up Environmental Protection Efforts

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  • "This is a major step and shows that environmental protection and entrepreneurial action go hand in hand."
  • "We are convinced that the private sector must also make its contribution to environmental protection."

Kuehne + Nagel has established itself as the first logistics company to join the Development and Climate Alliance, one year after the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development originally launched it, according to a recent announcement. This move creates a new standard for competing international logistics companies to actively take part in environmental protection initiatives.

“Climate change has long been the question of human survival. The industrialized countries, in particular, have a special responsibility,” said German Federal Minister Dr. Gerd Müller. “It is not only politics that is called upon to act, but also the private sector. With the Development and Climate Alliance, we have created a platform for this. I am very pleased that Kuehne + Nagel, one of the world’s leading logistics providers, has decided to join the alliance. This is a major step and shows that environmental protection and entrepreneurial action go hand in hand.”

With the Net Zero Carbon programme by Kuehne + Nagel as the forerunner for joining the alliance, the company confirmed issues associated with CO2 – specifically through transportation options including their supplier airlines, shipping lines and haulage companies, will be addressed through a three-step process of detection, reduction, and compensation of CO2.

“With its Net Zero Carbon programme, Kuehne + Nagel acknowledges – as a first mover in the logistics industry – the responsibility it has for the environment, for the ecosystem and essentially for the people, added Otto Schacht, Member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG.

“By joining the Development and Climate Alliance, we support the goals of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. As a globally operating company, we are convinced that the private sector must also make its contribution to environmental protection.”