Sustainable Business in 2018

About this Report

This report addresses Kuehne + Nagel’s sustainability activities and performance for the 2018 calendar year. During the reporting period, there were no significant changes to the company regarding size, structure or ownership. Throughout the report, some historic data and information have been included to provide context and to illustrate performance trends. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Index at the end of this report makes reference to the GRI Core standards fulfilled by Kuehne + Nagel.

This report covers Kuehne + Nagel’s global operations including activities occurring at all of our facilities, owned and leased, over which we have operational control unless otherwise noted. The scope of health and safety reporting includes facilities and operations over which Kuehne + Nagel has management control, including warehouses and offices. 

Kuehne + Nagel seeks external assurance of its direct greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1), indirect greenhouse gas emissions (scope 2), energy consumption and production, waste generation, water consumption from our company-owned sites. The external assurance, validation and certification were granted by Bureau Veritas. Environmental data presented in this report has changed from prior disclosures due to changes of business operations, including mergers and acquisitions that concluded during the reporting year.

Other Group reporting that may be of interest to readers is available on our website under Annual Report 2018 as follows:  

Our sustainability approach

For all our sustainability topics we have set goals. Their progress is measured qualitatively for some and quantitatively for others. In the following, this report will give further details how Kuehne + Nagel is engaging with the global UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and targets.

Consistent with our commitment to be a leading logistics company in taking action on the environment, we have decided to reduce our carbon footprint (CO2) by issuing the edition of the Sustainability Report 2018 as an online version. A pdf-print version is available for download.