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Kuehne + Nagel Steps Up Environmental Protection Efforts

Kuehne + Nagel

Kuehne + Nagel Steps Up Environmental Protection Efforts

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.”


BYD’s Lancaster Plant Celebrates 400th Bus

Los Angeles World Airports welcomed its 20-bus order this week of which included the official 400th bus made by the Lancaster team at the world’s leading electric vehicle company, Build Your Dreams. The 60-foot articulated K11M model transit bus will aid in terminal and gate guest transportation.

“The 400th American bus is another great milestone for our Lancaster team,” said BYD North America President Stella Li. “Since the delivery of our first American battery-electric bus from Lancaster in 2014, BYD has provided buses to customers in 14 states and four Canadian provinces.”

In the theme of emissions-free and environmentally friendly efforts, BYD is proud to represent the largest North American battery-electric bus manufacturer. The company boasts 50 municipal, transit agency, university, airport, federal, and other commercial/private-sector bus customers. Among these customers includes the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Antelope Valley Transit Authority, Denver RTD, Kansas City International Airport, and Solano County Transit.

BYD’s Lancaster team operates a half a million-square-foot manufacturing plant which originated as a 100,000 square foot motorhome manufacturing facility. The more than 750 employees for BYD North America represent expansion and growth seen by the company throughout the last six years, of which $250 million was invested. BYD Lancaster employees include women, veterans and second-chance employees in addition to boasting all-union workforce and a pioneering Community Benefits Agreement.

BYD shows no signs of slowing down emissions-free efforts and will continue breaking ground on innovative, sustainable transportation technology solutions.

“We are passionate about our mission to create a cleaner environment here in North America and across the globe.”