Kuehne+Nagel has teamed up with computer maker Lenovo to support customers in reducing their carbon footprint while shipping air freight regardless of the lane or airline.
Lenovo customers can now ship IT equipment and devices by air with sustainable aviation fuel or SAF through a purchase add-on. Kuehne Nagel believes SAF, produced from sustainable feedstocks that when used reduces greenhouse gas emissions, is currently the most effective measure to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of air freight.
For every purchased SAF, the Swiss freight forwarder will provide an emission reduction certificate to Lenovo and its customers. The certificate will indicate the amount in litres per purchased device for any trade lane and carrier handling the shipment.
Kuehne Nagel said this transparency allows shippers to reduce their scope 3.1. emissions for purchased goods and services according to the amount of CO2e avoided in the transport. CO2e is the internationally recognised measure of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that takes into account the global warming potential of the different GHGs, including CO2 and expresses the cumulative effect in a common unit.
Yngve Ruud, member of the management board of Kuehne+Nagel and responsible for air logistics, said the innovative SAF supports all stakeholders across their supply chain in achieving their Science-Based Target initiatives (SBTi).
SBTi is working to define a science-based standard for net-zero target setting, to ensure that companies’ targets translate into action that is consistent with achieving a net-zero world by no later than 2050. The initiative is a result of a partnership between World Resources Institute, the World Wildlife Fund, the UN Global Compact and the Carbon Disclosure Project, in collaboration with the We Mean Business coalition.
“This innovative approach we have forged with Kuehne+Nagel continues our commitment to delivering sustainable products and solutions. At the same time, we continue to explore, deploy, and champion all opportunities to reduce emissions generated through handling, storage, and transportation of our products,” said Gareth Davies, Head of Global Logistics at Lenovo.