Environmental Day 2018
The Environment Day in Bangladesh was the first of a year round series of activities targeted to prevent water pollution, carbon emissions reductions, noise, river and air pollution. The day started with a street rally with the slogan “Save the Earth”, planting of 300 trees around the city, and a drama performance by our employees with the theme “plant more trees and do not waste water” in the local language Bangla.
In the United Kingdom the Environment Day was set to promote environmental awareness. Amongst the many initiatives, Kuehne + Nagel fully equipped another three locations with LED lighting and reviewed the use of plastic across all Drinks Logistics operations which resulted in removing plastic cups from drinks machines in many locations. A lot of effort was put in reducing fuel by using telematics to monitor, inform and train drivers to improve their driving styles. Moreover, in a local school Kuehne + Nagel employees helped planting 200 trees.
Saudi Arabia and Bahrain
Kuehne + Nagel employees and their families in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain drew paintings with the theme “Environment Day”. Apart from that, the campaign “think before you print” was introduced in all sites together with a paper usage training, and the plastic free initiative included the distribution of porcelain cups and carry bags to promote reusable items.
Kuehne + Nagel Colombia celebrated the Environment Day with the motto “The Earth is our home, let us help to protect her and take care of her because the future of the next generations depends on it”. The focus of the campaign was to promote a world free of plastics. Thus, the major goal is to minimise or eliminate the use of plastic bags, cups, food containers, etc.
Kuehne + Nagel China initiated several activities in the fight against climate change, multiple activities such as the “give life to a plant” competition, the energy saving training for all employees, the environmental knowledge quiz and the sustainable canvas bag design culminated with the celebration of the Environment Day in the country.