At Kuehne+Nagel, we are committed to deliver progress to society and give back to the communities we operate in. We do this through employee-led community engagement initiatives, which also positively impact our company culture, as well as our Emergency and Relief Logistics specialist department.
Blue for Green comes under the umbrella of Kuehne+Nagel’s employee-led social responsibility program. Its goals are to raise environmental awareness and action in countries and branches, create a closer connection to candidates and customers, and ultimately support Kuehne+Nagel’s goal to transition to a zero carbon future.
In 2022, 539 activities in 33 different countries were registered via the action tracker. The Blue for Green community also celebrated Earth Day by launching an ‘Earth Week’ campaign, hosting several live panel discussions and webinars with company leaders from around the world.
For 40 years, Kuehne+Nagel’s Emergency and Relief Logistics specialist department has been providing logistical support in disaster areas. From dealing with difficult terrain to complicated customs clearances, the team of 50 experts works closely with the United Nations and non-governmental organisations, as well as local representatives around the world, 365 days a year, to provide assistance to those most in need. The transportation of emergency aid to places that no longer have access to general supplies is complicated. To help solve these challenges, Kuehne+Nagel has established several strategically located storage and warehousing facilities that support immediate dispatch of goods — all coordinated in the Control Tower in Copenhagen. The dedicated and passionate relief logistics specialists have expertise in handling both long-term humanitarian projects and unforeseen crises. They arrange reliable transport that best suits the need of the hour including sea, air, or road (both partial and full charter).
In 2022, Kuehne+Nagel provided emergency aid for Ukraine, which included a donation worth CHF 10 million. Coordinated by our Emergency and Relief Logistics team, we provided pro bono logistics services to leading aid organisations for the transport and storage of relief goods to Ukraine as well as Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. This included the delivery of off-road ambulances, equipment for building a health clinic, medical material, and erecting temporary crisis warehouses. The wider response also included support for affected employees, e.g., hosting or relocating colleagues that needed assistance.