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iLOQ is an emerging company whose aim is to preserve natural resources and the environment. For example, they minimise battery waste and promote the use of recyclable packaging. But they also asked themselves how to ensure that their entire supply chain is CO2 neutral. The solution was Kuehne+Nagel’s industry-leading Net Zero Carbon programme.

Client:

A Finnish growth company, who provides self-powered digital locking and mobile access management solutions that have revolutionised the locking industry. The vision of iLOQ is to offer unique digital technology that provides people with easy, efficient and secure access to everyday living and working spaces around the world.

Industry:

Digital innovations

Solution:

The environmental programme Net Zero Carbon by Kuehne+Nagel


Achievements:

  • Complete CO2 neutral supply chains via sustainable service offerings
  • Visibility of CO2 emissions
  • Reduced usage of modes of transport with higher emissions

In Finland, sustainability is at the top of the agenda. With its green mind set and world-class research environment, Finland generates sustainable solutions for various industries and areas of life. Moreover, Finland aims to be a carbon-neutral society by the year 2050. As 8% of global CO2 emissions are caused by trade-related freight transport, Finnish companies are also mindful of the emissions caused by their supply chains. This also accounts for our customer iLOQ, who decided to make its air and sea transport CO2-neutral in cooperation with Kuehne+Nagel.

With the environmental programme Net Zero Carbon, Kuehne+Nagel offers companies a simple solution to neutralise the CO2 emissions of transport. This is achieved via transparent carbon emissions reports, CO2 emissions-sensitive transport route planning and the offsetting of remaining emissions via certified carbon credits from investments in nature-based projects. These verified environmental projects make sure that carbon dioxide gets absorbed from the atmosphere. The projects are certified according to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), or the Gold Standard, and comply with UN sustainable development goals and support and improve basic living conditions in developing countries.

We are excited to join the Net Zero Carbon environmental programme, which allows us to work together to easily offset the CO2 emissions from our shipments while contributing to a cleaner and more vibrant environment. This collaboration also supports iLOQ’s environmental responsibility. Every year, our self-powered solutions save 30,000 kg of battery waste compared to mechanical and battery-powered locking solutions. The cooperation with Kuehne+Nagel has been easy; together, we have been able to reduce modes of transport with higher emissions,” explains Pekka Hassi, iLOQ’s Senior Sourcing Manager.

“It’s great to see that environmental issues are in the values of more and more of our customers, and we can be involved in providing services that support our customers’ goals. We have promised that, by 2030, all the logistics services we provide will be carbon neutral. iLOQ’s decision to offset emissions from its transports supports our common goal of slowing down global warming,” states Iris Kollanus, National QSHE Manager Kuehne+Nagel, Finland.

Kuehne+Nagel is more than motivated to support the reduction of the carbon footprint in the supply chains of its customers. This is demonstrated, for example, by the environmental programme "Net Zero Carbon" launched by Kuehne+Nagel in 2019. Learn more here.