Value chain

Our responsibility to act as a technology enabler

As asset-light company, Kuehne+Nagel has a limited fleet of proprietary vehicles. We therefore engage suppliers to perform logistics services we organise for our customers. As such — and as outlined in the Environment section — more than 98% of our total carbon emissions are generated via our supplier network and at the service of our customers.

This places Kuehne+Nagel at an interesting crossroad as we are not an industrial partner in a position to develop sustainable technologies for the transport industry. We do however have the ability to work with a variety of partners and suppliers to offer the most sustainable and non-carbon intensive solutions available on the market. These solutions align with our Measure-Avoid-Reduce approach, which in turn aligns with our SBTi targets.



Our customer offering for decarbonisation

When the market is ready before the technology

Maybe the most important — and perpetually evolving — aspect of our value chain is product development and innovation. With transport — and the movement of freight — accounting for a large percentage of global emissions, much political and public attention is currently focused on both the electrification of transport and the development of low-carbon fuels.
As the alternative fuels market continues to evolve, Kuehne+Nagel is playing a key role in enabling the use of biofuels for maritime transport, Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel for road transport and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Our strategy around this subject is based on the Green Technology Roadmap.


Green Technology Roadmap


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