Integrity in Business

Facility Management

Kuehne+Nagel continues to implement the LED roadmap in its facilities, including warehouses and offices. The main focus is to upgrade the existing lighting systems in our facilities.

Implementing the LED roadmap requires different approaches, depending on whether the facilities are owned or leased (majority). The company has taken the initiative to implement LED lighting by devising a specific roll-out process in each country.

The target for 2019 was 3,000,000 sqm of LED. 44% of our global surface (warehouses and offices) have LED lighting installed, which equals 3,800,000 sqm of LED that was implemented worldwide in 2019. The target for 2021 is set in the Net Zero Carbon programme and is 6,000,000 sqm, which is approximately 70% of our global surface. In total, Kuehne+Nagel operates and manages 8,600,000 sqm. (SDGs 7, 9, 12.6, 12.7)

Implementing the LED Roadmap  (SDGs 7, 9, 12)

Photovoltaics (PV) Installations

In October 2019, Kuehne+Nagel United Arab Emirates signed a solar power lease agreement with Total Solar Middle East LLC. The installation of 7,861 photovoltaic solar panels will have a maximum capacity of 3,034 KWp and will generate a guaranteed 80% of our electricity requirements at the Dubai Logistics City Facility (42,000 sqm). Installation of panels will start in January 2020. Expected savings after 20 years is CHF 4.63 million. (SDGs 7, 9, 12.6, 12.7)       

Technology – half way through
Kuehne+Nagel’s digital journey  GRI 102-2

Implementations in Kuehne+Nagel’s warehouses: (SDGs 8.8, 9, 12, 17)

  • Picking enhancement for more than 150 sites
  • New and cutting edge technologies for more than 110 sites
  • Innovative Project Management Platform (ProjEX system)
  • Kuehne+Nagel’s Productivity Management System (GRIP system) helps operations and management teams to monitor, manage and track productivity at various levels. The application is used to optimise and balance resource to ensure maximum productivity is gained.
  • Digital engineering
  • SwiftLOG – e-commerce global platform
  • Innovation Centre
  • Digital Business Intelligence