28 April 2018, Siniloan, Laguna, Sierra Madre Mountains. On the 28th of April 2018, 41 Kuehne & Nagel, Inc. Philippines participants planted 400 trees at the Laguna Quezon Land Grant site, an over 9,000 hectare forest managed by FEED’s Living Legacy partner, the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB): 150 Bani, 160 Kalumpit, 50 Malaruhat pula, 7 Palong Maria and 43 Lipote – Philippine native forest trees were planted to mimic the forest cover of the area selected.
Environmental issues are an integral part of Kuehne + Nagel’s Quality, Safety, Health and Environment (QSHE) management system. Kuehne + Nagel holds ISO 14001 environmental certification for more than 200 locations worldwide.
In addition, environmental goals include the reduction of emissions and the application of advanced, environment-friendly technologies, such as solar energy and waste disposal, in new logistics centres.
Kuehne + Nagel’s comprehensive Environment focus in its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program covers the following Green Strategy areas:
- Carbon Intelligence*
- Carbon Disclosure Project
- Energy Efficiency
- Environment Champions
- Recognition and Awards
- Green Facilities
- Supply Chain & Environmental Solutions
For example, *Carbon Intelligence comprises a standardised methodology for accounting and reporting CO2 emissions; a carbon management program designed to calculate customers’ carbon footprint for their whole supply chain including warehousing and distribution and its aimed at identifying carbon reduction potentials in supply chains, which enables customers to understand and implement measures to manage their CO2 emissions in their supply chains.
PHOTO JOURNAL: Kuehne + Nagel Tree Planting, 28 April 2018 @ the Sierra Madre Mountain Range
Global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Data
Global Emissions by Gas
At the global scale, the key greenhouse gases emitted by human activities are:
Carbon dioxide (CO2): Fossil fuel use is the primary source of CO2. CO2 can also be emitted from direct human-induced impacts on forestry and other land use, such as through deforestation, land clearing for agriculture, and degradation of soils. Likewise, land can also remove CO2 from the atmosphere through reforestation, improvement of soils, and other activities.
- Methane (CH4): Agricultural activities, waste management, energy use, and biomass burning all contribute to CH4 emissions.
- Nitrous oxide (N2O): Agricultural activities, such as fertilizer use, are the primary source of N2O emissions. Fossil fuel combustion also generates N2O.
- Fluorinated gases (F-gases): Industrial processes, refrigeration, and the use of a variety of consumer products contribute to emissions of F-gases, which include hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).
Black carbon is a solid particle or aerosol, not a gas, but it also contributes to warming of the atmosphere.
Global Emissions by Economic Sector
Electricity and Heat Production (25% of 2010 global greenhouse gas emissions): The burning of coal, natural gas, and oil for electricity and heat is the largest single source of global greenhouse gas emissions.
- Industry (21% of 2010 global greenhouse gas emissions): Greenhouse gas emissions from industry primarily involve fossil fuels burned on site at facilities for energy. This sector also includes emissions from chemical, metallurgical, and mineral transformation processes not associated with energy consumption and emissions from waste management activities. (Note: Emissions from industrial electricity use are excluded and are instead covered in the Electricity and Heat Production sector.)
- Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use (24% of 2010 global greenhouse gas emissions): Greenhouse gas emissions from this sector come mostly from agriculture (cultivation of crops and livestock) and deforestation. This estimate does not include the CO2 that ecosystems remove from the atmosphere by sequestering carbon in biomass, dead organic matter, and soils, which offset approximately 20% of emissions from this sector.
- Transportation (14% of 2010 global greenhouse gas emissions): Greenhouse gas emissions from this sector primarily involve fossil fuels burned for road, rail, air, and marine transportation. Almost all (95%) of the world’s transportation energy comes from petroleum-based fuels, largely gasoline and diesel.
- Buildings (6% of 2010 global greenhouse gas emissions): Greenhouse gas emissions from this sector arise from onsite energy generation and burning fuels for heat in buildings or cooking in homes. (Note: Emissions from electricity use in buildings are excluded and are instead covered in the Electricity and Heat Production sector.)
- Other Energy (10% of 2010 global greenhouse gas emissions): This source of greenhouse gas emissions refers to all emissions from the Energy sector which are not directly associated with electricity or heat production, such as fuel extraction, refining, processing, and transportation.
About Kuehne + Nagel
Over our 125 year history, Kuehne + Nagel has evolved from a traditional international freight forwarder to a leading global provider of innovative and fully integrated supply chain solutions.
Since 1890, when the business was founded in Bremen, Germany, by August Kuehne and Friedrich Nagel, Kuehne + Nagel has grown into one of the world’s leading logistics providers. Today, the Kuehne + Nagel Group has some 1,300 offices in over 100 countries, with around 76,000 employees.
Kuehne + Nagel ranks amongst the 25 more sustainable companies according to the SXI Switzerland Sustainability 25 index. The index is built out of the SMI expanded; a total score is derived for each company provided by a third party research provider. The higher the score, the more sustainable the company. All companies that are considered sustainable and belong to the SMI expanded are eligible and ranked according to their total score. The best 25 companies are selected.
FEED runs a number of Students and Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE); Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – such as mangrove planting for coastal protection or ridge reforestation plantings; One Child, One Tree; Bio-Intensive Gardens (BIG) for nutrition in public elementary schools and other spaces; Climate Change Survival 101 and other LIVING LEGACY programs – customised environmental engagement activities for individuals and organisations interested in contributing to climate change adaptation efforts and greening critical areas such as watersheds, ridges, and reefs that all require rehabilitation.
Tree-Planting with FEED (Video)
Check out the video journey by Clueless Commuter who planted with us last 24th of June 2017 to get a good idea of how FEED plantings go: https://youtu.be/KROn4rjVqBg
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