To support enterprises in their commitment to minimize their environmental footprint and combat climate change, Lenovo is joining forces with Kuehne+Nagel to create a first-of-its-kind logistics service in the technology industry. Through a purchase add-on, customers will be able to buy credits to reduce the carbon footprint associated with the shipping of IT equipment and devices. They will have the opportunity to use these credits to fund the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), a fuel produced from sustainable feedstocks that when used reduces GHG emissions.
SAF is currently the most effective measure to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of air freight, which is the fastest but one of the most carbon heavy modes of transport. Through this service, a specific amount of litres of SAF provided by Kuehne+Nagel will be assigned to a purchased device. That equates to a specific amount of CO2 that the customer may be able to claim as a reduction of Scope 3.1. emissions for purchased goods and services.
“Lenovo is constantly looking at new ways to fulfil our 2050 net-zero vision, and embed sustainability deeper into the technology value chain, from improving efficiency of our products to the use of sustainable materials. This also extends to supporting our customers in their carbon reduction journeys and this collaboration with Kuehne+Nagel is a key example. With freight transportation accounting for about eight percent of global greenhouse gas emissions1, being able to choose lower carbon delivery options for their IT equipment will go a long way in helping them minimize their carbon footprint,” said Claudia Contreras, Executive Director of Global Sustainability Services at Lenovo.
“This innovative approach we have forged with Kuehne+Nagel continues our commitment to delivering sustainable products and solutions. At the same time, we continue to explore, deploy, and champion all opportunities to reduce emissions generated through handling, storage, and transportation of our products,” said Gareth Davies, Head of Global Logistics, Lenovo.
Ramping up on efforts to create a sustainable future
To help businesses cut their environmental impact and meet their own sustainability goals, Lenovo is enhancing its suite of sustainability services. This includes extending Lenovo’s CO2 Offset Services to select Lenovo ThinkSystem servers. Since the launch of this solution in 2021, the amount of IT carbon offset by customers has hit the 1 million metric tonnes mark. Besides carbon offsets, Lenovo also provides customers with asset recovery services to dispose of end-of-life equipment responsibly, and Lenovo TruScale customers can deploy services on a “subscription” basis, using only what they need and curbing waste.
Lenovo Solutions and Services Group (SSG) brings together all of Lenovo’s IT solutions and services across PC, infrastructure, and smart verticals including support, managed, project and solution service offerings into one dedicated business group. With a network of over 20,000 technicians across 180 markets, SSG helps customers transform their businesses on a global and local scale by delivering practical innovation to strengthen their competitive advantage.