SWISS logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel says its ‘Net Zero Carbon’ program will allow it to “actively contribute” to the reduction of CO2 in international transport and logistics.

The company says it now offers customers solutions for reducing their CO2 footprint.

With the use of big data and new digital platforms, the selection of transport routes and modes can be optimised from a CO2 perspective.

K + N says it has also decided to address the CO2 footprint of the transportation services performed by its suppliers – airlines, shipping lines and haulage companies.

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As an initial step, all less-than-container-load shipments are to be CO2 neutral from 2020 onwards.

K + N’s Net Zero Carbon program involves three fields of action: detection, reduction and compensation of CO2.

The company has started its own nature projects in Myanmar and New Zealand and has invested in CO2 compensation projects.

Chief executive Dr Detlef Trefzger said they took their environmental responsibilities seriously.

“As one of the leading logistics companies worldwide, we acknowledge the responsibility we have for the environment, for our ecosystem and essentially for the people,” Dr Trefzger said.

“[This] announcement is based on a package of measures to fight CO2 emissions and provide sustainable and innovative supply chain solutions – hand in hand with our suppliers and customers.”

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