Kuehne+Nagel and Lenovo design carbon credits to support SAF use

By Rebecca Jeffrey

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Kuehne+Nagel (K+N) is joining forces with technology company Lenovo to create a green logistics service that enables customers to buy carbon reduction credits that support the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

Through a purchase add-on, customers will be able to buy credits to reduce the carbon footprint associated with the shipping of IT equipment and devices.

They will have the opportunity to use these credits to fund the use of SAF, a fuel produced from sustainable feedstocks that when used reduces GHG emissions.

Through this service, a specific amount of litres of SAF provided by Kuehne+Nagel will be assigned to a purchased device.

That equates to a specific amount of CO2 that the customer may be able to claim as a reduction of Scope 3.1. emissions for purchased goods and services. 

When opting for SAF, Kuehne+Nagel will provide an emission reduction certificate to Lenovo and its customers indicating the amount of SAF litres per purchased device for any trade lane and carrier handling the shipment.

Yngve Ruud, member of the management board of Kuehne+Nagel, responsible for air logistics, said: “Kuehne+Nagel continues to develop easy and value-adding sustainable shipping options for its customers.

“We are pleased that Lenovo chose our innovative SAF concept which offers emission certificates not only to Lenovo but also to its customers and thus supports all stakeholders across their supply chain in achieving their SBTi targets. Now, Lenovo customers can avoid CO2e emissions while shipping air freight regardless of the lane or airline.”

“This innovative approach we have forged with Kuehne+Nagel continues our commitment to delivering sustainable products and solutions,” added Gareth Davies, head of global logistics at Lenovo.

“At the same time, we continue to explore, deploy, and champion all opportunities to reduce emissions generated through handling, storage, and transportation of our products.”

CO2e is the internationally recognised measure of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that takes into account the global warming potential (GWP) of the different GHGs, including CO2 and expresses the cumulative effect in a common unit.

Science-Based Target initiative (SBTi) drives ambitious climate action in the private sector by  enabling organisations to set science-based emissions reduction targets.

Last year, K+N announced it was working on SAF initiatives with healthcare firm Novo Nordisk, as well as IAG Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]