Kuehne+Nagel to use 12mn litres SAF for Novo Nordisk

Sustainable fuel to support Novo Nordisk's pledge to reach zero CO2 emissions from operations & transport by 2030.

Kuehne+Nagel to use 12mn litres SAF for Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk, one of the leading healthcare companies in the world, will be able to replace fossil fuel for all Kuehne+Nagel air freight shipments in 2022 with the deployment of 12 million litres of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

"This will be a step towards meeting the ambitious Novo Nordisk target to reach zero CO2 emissions from operations and transport by 2030," says a release from K+N.

Yngve Ruud, Member of the Management Board of Kuehne+Nagel responsible for Air Logistics, says: "Novo Nordisk is not only leading the way in driving change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases but also in their shipping by using sustainable options. I am pleased that with our global SAF solutions, customers can easily switch to low carbon air transport. It's another step on the way to the zero impact goal and yet another signal for more sustainable fuel production and use globally."

Dorethe Nielsen, Vice President, Corporate Environmental Strategy, Novo Nordisk adds: "This is yet another step in Novo Nordisk's continuous support of the development of sustainable aviation fuel. Our air freight accounts for most of our product distribution emissions as we provide life-saving medicines to patients around the world. We want to drive change in this area to help pave the way for other companies to also transition and cut emissions."

Having set ambitious carbon reduction targets, Kuehne+Nagel actively supports customers with their transition to a low carbon business model by providing various solutions for reducing or avoiding carbon emissions. The use of 12 million litres of Kuehne+Nagel SAF for all Novo Nordisk air freight avoids direct emission of around 30,000 tonnes of CO2, the release added.

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