Lenovo and Kuehne+Nagel Partner to Create Green Logistics Solution to Help Customers Cut Carbon Emissions
Lenovo Group Limited
Lenovo is partnering with Kuehne+Nagel to create a new logistics service that focuses on reducing the environmental impact of the technology industry. This service is designed to help companies minimise their carbon footprint and combat climate change.
Through an add-on purchase option, customers can buy credits to offset the carbon footprint associated with shipping IT equipment and devices. These credits can be used to fund Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), a fuel produced from sustainable sources that, when used, reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
SAF is currently one of the most effective measures for significantly reducing the environmental footprint of air freight. Air freight is the fastest mode of transport but also one of the most carbon-intensive. Through this service, a specific amount of SAF provided by Kuehne+Nagel will be assigned to a purchased device. This 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.
The service aims to help customers ship their IT equipment in a more environmentally friendly way and meet their environmental goals. It will also make it easier for them to report their offsetting efforts in their own sustainability reports.
“Lenovo is constantly looking at new ways to fulfil our 2050 net-zero vision and embed sustainability deeper into the technology value chain, from improving the efficiency of our products to the use of sustainable materials. This also extends to supporting our customers in their carbon reduction journeys, and this collaboration with Kuehne+Nagel is a key example. With freight transportation accounting for about eight per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions1, being able to choose lower carbon delivery options for their IT equipment will go a long way in helping them minimise their carbon footprint,” said Claudia Contreras, Executive Director of Global Sustainability Services at Lenovo.
“This innovative approach we have forged with Kuehne+Nagel continues our commitment to delivering sustainable products and solutions. 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,” said Gareth Davies, Head of Global Logistics at Lenovo.