Earlier this week Kuehne+Nagel and Lenovo announced the two companies will be working together on creating a green logistics service that allows clients to purchase carbon credits that utilize sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
By buying providing an add-on for each purchase, clients will have access to carbon credits that directly address emissions coming from the transportation of Lenovo’s equipment and devices.
The credits will directly fund SAF usage, which can be derived from a variety of sustainable feedstocks like cooking and plant oils, as well as municipal waste and captured carbon.
Yngve Ruud, member of the management board of Kuehne+Nagel, responsible for air logistics, said:
“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 Science-Based Target initiative targets. Now, Lenovo customers can avoid CO2e emissions while shipping air freight regardless of the lane or airline.”
The service that the two companies announced allows for each purchase to be assigned with a specific quantity of SAF. In turn that amount will equate to a certain quantity of carbon dioxide reduction in scope 3 emissions for the purchaser.
To further validate the carbon credits Kuehne+Nagel will also provide a reduction certificate to Lenovo customers, which will include the exact carrier and trade lane that were used.
The agreement between the two companies is also part of Lenovo’s strategy to become carbon neutral by 2050, which was unveiled last week.