Driving a sustainable business

Embracing sustainability  GRI 102–14

Kuehne+Nagel's sustainabilty programme embraces the elements of environmental, social and governance topics. These can be summarised with the following commitments:

  • Implement global standards and frameworks,
  • Keep the highest levels of ethics and compliance practices,
  • Give back to local communities,
  • Ensure the health and safety of our employees,
  • Minimise the impact of our services on the environment.

Kuehne+Nagel commits to the 14 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mentioned in the below graph. Out of scope are the SDG 1 (no poverty), 2 (zero hunger) and 14 (life below water). Of particular interest might be our commitment to the SDG 13 (climate action) in the section “Driving our Net Zero Carbon programme”. You can also find details on employee topics (SDGs 3, 4, 5) in the “Measuring sustainability progress” section.

The ambition to meet the goals of the SDG's paired with the responsible business practices defined in this report are governed by the organisation's structure, monitored by the Board of Directors and implemented and executed by the Management Board, outlined in the corporate governance model.

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


Sustainability programme