Sustainable Business in 2019

About this Report  GRI 102–10

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.

This report addresses Kuehne+Nagel’s sustainability activities and performance for the 2019 calendar year. During the reporting period, the Group acquired the business of: Rotra, Netherlands, Jöbstl, Austria, Worldwide Perishables, Canada and Sincero, China.

Throughout the report, some historic data and infor- mation 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.

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 and water consumption from our company-owned sites.

The external assurance, validation and certification were granted by Bureau Veritas. Environmental data presented in this report have 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 2019 as follows:

Our sustainability approach

Our focus on the commitment to the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) and UN Global Compact is defined in the following areas:

  • Employees and their well-being in the working environment
  • Development of our employees
  • Integrity in business
  • CO2 neutral
  • Relations with customers and suppliers

These areas are amanent to our processes and services and we can make a change with improvements and influence of SDGs. The respective SDG references related to our activities can be found in the text herein as well as in the GRI / SDG Index.