Waste Management is an important component of Kuehne+Nagel’s Environmental Programme. Kuehne+Nagel Waste Management Standards apply to all locations. In addition, they fulfil corporate expectations and provide the framework that is required to manage all types of waste from the time when it is produced until it is reused, recycled, treated or disposed of. This standard sets a baseline for several core waste programme elements and encourages waste minimisation and recycling whenever possible.
All waste recycling, reuse, treatment, and disposal practices are required to comply with applicable regulations and the Kuehne+Nagel environmental policy, which also includes establishing profiles of waste streams, content identification, and labelling.
The Kuehne+Nagel Waste Management Programme requires each location to assign an Environment Champion who is responsible for ensuring that personnel receive appropriate waste training. Corporate QSHE globally administers the waste training for the coordinators. Compliance with all Kuehne+Nagel facilities and other regulated waste requirements are evaluated by way of the internal quality audit tool.
Kuehne+Nagel has been setting total waste reduction goals since 2010. Using 2010 as a base year, Kuehne+Nagel set a 2020 target to increase total waste recycling to 75 per cent. For example, Kuehne+Nagel’s total waste that was recycled in 2019 reached 67 per cent. Specific goal period achievements are highlighted below (numbers in 000’ tons). Total waste is tracked and reported globally by disposal types: waste to landfill, waste recycled and waste recovered. (SDG 15)
in per cent
|Waste total||000’ tons||496||541||–8|
|Waste recycled||000’ tons||332||394||–16|
|Waste recovered||000’ tons||21||50||–58|
|Waste landfill||000’ tons||142||96||48|
|Recycling rate||Per cent||67||73||–8|
Kuehne + Nagel started with public environmental reporting in 2012.