Freight Forwarders

Kuehne + Nagel included in renowned sustainability index

Kuehne + Nagel was yesterday included into the SIX Switzerland Sustainability 25 Index – which it says is the most important sustainability index in Switzerland.

The index lists those 25 stocks of the SMI Expanded Index with the best sustainability scores. To measure this, it combines a set of about 90 core and industry-specific indicators.

Kuehne + Nagel International chief executive officer, Detlef Trefzger said: “We are firmly convinced that sustainable behavior lays the foundation for economic success. Sustainability is therefore since long an integral part of our business activities.

“We continuously monitor and evaluate the economic, social and ecological impacts of our activities. The admission to the SXI Switzerland Sustainability 25 Index is both a confirmation and an incentive for us.“

Kuehne + Nagel’s sustainability strategy aims at making transport and warehousing activities as efficient as possible and avoiding unnecessary transportations. By deploying innovative technologies, big data and predictive analytics Kuehne + Nagel further optimises the global supply chains of the customers, thus making them more sustainable.

With tailor-made solutions, Kuehne + Nagel supports the customers in achieving their own sustainability goals. In May 2017, the company was the first logistics provider to disclose the associated carbon dioxide emissions on all seafreight invoices. This allows customers to monitor the CO2 emissions and reduce the environmental impact of their transport chains.

Kuehne + Nagel issues an annual sustainability report in accordance with internationally recognized standards. The 2017 Sustainability Report was launched a couple of weeks ago.