Sustainable supply chain


Sea Logistics approach

CO2 calculator Project Logistics in One Global System (OGS)
From planning to delivery, One Global System (OGS) provides a transparent, efficient, and simple way to manage the entire supply chain. It has multiple modules that offer a broad suite of functions, giving complete supply chain visibility. With the included project logistics emission calcu-lator, customers can efficiently analyse each shipment's energy consumption and CO2 emissions under all key transport modes. Based on the energy consumption data from EcoTransIT, customers can view the estimated emissions of each project's logistics-related shipments, no matter if shipped by sea, air, or road. An interactive emissions dashboard allows viewing and analysing of data and integrated analysis functions, to examine trends based on specific units or vessels, transport types, shipping priorities, trade routes, or specific purchase orders. More information

Biofuel in Sea Logistics
Biofuel is an effective way to instantly reduce CO2 emissions in the sea freight industry. Kuehne+Nagel's Biofuel concept is based on the 2nd generation of Biofuel, also called “Used Cooking Oil Methyl Ester” (UCOME). UCOME doesn‘t require farmland, and it doesn‘t interfere with food cultivation as it is made of waste: waste oils, fats, algae, biomass, or waste feedstock. We are working directly with leading ocean carriers.

Our approach allows instant reduction of CO2 emissions from the entire supply chain as Kuehne+Nagel allocates fully traceable Biofuel contingents to cargo. It will enable to avoid 90-100% of CO2 emissions instantly. We are pleased that the Biofuel Concept was well received in 2021. More information


Business case: Photovolatic (PV) installations

Monthsqm equipped with PV systemsSitesCountries% of current footprint*KWp
December 2020 700,000 23 10 8.50 24,686
December 2021 894,000 32 15 11.23 30,700

     * KWp: Kw "peak" - maximum energy installed capacity

Implementing the LED roadmap

According to the agreed roadmap, Kuehne+Nagel continued efforts to improve the LED footprint further. With precise planning and full engagement of all involved colleagues and external partners, we have been able to reach our target during the challenging year behind us. The targeted 70% of the portfolio equipped with LED reached the spot in 2021. For 2022, another 5% increase is considered achievable to further decrease Kuehne+Nagel’s environmental impact linked to the light installations.


  * Main impact for reducing the surface (square metre total) is the sale of the UK Contract Logistics business, project BLUE.