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The Very Group moves closer to net zero with Kuehne+Nagel partnership

The Very Group, which operates one of the UK’s largest online retailers Very.co.uk, is now compensating all carbon emissions from its inbound logistics via Kuehne+Nagel after joining its Net Zero Carbon Programme.

As a pioneer in sustainable logistics, Kuehne+Nagel launched its comprehensive New Zero Carbon Programme to encourage visibility, reduction and offsetting of carbon emissions. Since 2020, Kuehne+Nagel is CO2 neutral for its own direct CO2 emissions.

As part of the Net Zero Carbon programme, emissions that cannot be reduced to zero by supply chain optimisation are compensated by investing in certified nature-based projects aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Very Group is now compensating all carbon emissions from its inbound logistics via Kuehne+Nagel since joining the company’s Net Zero Carbon Programme.

The first phase began earlier this year, with The Very Group’s sea freight volume being offset. By the end of June, 1,300 tonnes of CO2 – the equivalent to approximately 3,000 barrels of oil being burned – had already been offset.

With the remaining 10,000 containers that The Very Group transports annually via a mix of rail, air and road now also being neutralised, the business has taken an important step closer to its ambition to be Net Zero Carbon across its operations and supply chain by 2040.

For more information on this partnership, see the press release below. 

We are particularly pleased about the climate partnership with The Very Group, which represents a step towards neutralising our collective carbon footprint in logistics and helping all stakeholders achieve their bold environmental targets.

Otto Schacht, Member of the Management Board of Kuehne+Nagel, responsible for Sea Logistics.