Measuring sustainability progress

Preserving security  GRI 418–1


Securing international supply chains, entrusted customer assets and our employees are the responsibility of the Kuehne+Nagel security organisation.This applies not only to Kuehne+Nagel employees, but also to the people who work with us on our premises, our business partners and customers.


Kuehne+Nagel implemented a strict zero tolerance security policy. As a consequence, any security incident (theft, intrusion, etc.) or attempted security breach must be reported.


Kuehne+Nagel continuously analyses available security incident intelligence data for emerging crime trends and tactics to develop suitable risk mitigation measures to protect customer assets.

As a consequence of these modifications introduced in, for example, upgraded warehouse security, a large number of armed hijackings, targeting road transports were successfully repelled.

Kuehne+Nagel – as a member of European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Services (CLECAT) security institute – was one of the main contributors in designing the Safe & Secure Truck Parking standard sponsored by the European Commission to both enhance the working conditions of commercial truck drivers and to mitigate the risk of cargo theft during overnight rests.

per cent less incidents

per cent less commercial loss value

Progress 2020

Due to Covid-19 confinement measures, commercial loss values remained at very low level until the end of Q3, this trend was reversed in Q4 – in particular, resulting from one single high impact incident encountered in Great Britain. Despite the highest risk mitigation measures applied for said transport, adversaries managed to steal a full truck load of highly valuable electronics, generating a substantial loss. Overall, electronics by far remain the goods foremost targeted by organised crime.


Security incident distribution by commodity clustered
in percent
Commercial loss value distribution by commodity clustered
in percent