Dialogue on climate protection: Nagel-Group exchanges ideas with companies as part of the “Pathways to Paris” project

Versmold. 04/10/2021. The Paris Agreement, an international treaty on climate change, aims to limit global warming to well below 2, and preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius. This target will pose enormous challenges for society and the economy in the coming years, to the extent that entire industries will need to be transformed. Reductions in emissions, changes in industrial processes, and leaner, lower-carbon supply chains will keep food logistics companies on their toes.

Reductions in emissions, changes in industrial processes, and leaner, lower-carbon supply chains will keep food logistics companies on their toes. Nagel-Group is taking part in the technical dialogue of the “Pathways to Paris” project. The company sees this as a real opportunity to make a significant and vital contribution to a low greenhouse gas emission economy by transforming the road freight sector (logistics). The project’s main objective is to strengthen the shared understanding and common language of transformation between real and financial economies in line with the Paris Agreement goals. WWF Germany and PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft are jointly driving the “Pathways to Paris” project, which is funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

This issue has taken on a new prominence at Nagel-Group. “Sustainable thinking is becoming a determining factor in all corporate decisions at Nagel-Group,” says Carsten Taucke, CEO of Nagel-Group. “As a food logistics company, it has always been our policy to think sustainably anyway; after all, creating synergies, by bundling transports, for example, is our core business. Nevertheless, we are acutely aware of our responsibility to do even more, and we want to do so in a structured and focused way.” Nagel-Group will pursue its sustainability goals at all levels of the company. A newly established Sustainability Committee will initiate specific measures and ensure regular dialogue on progress.

In doing so, Nagel-Group aligns itself with the global goals for sustainable development of the 2030 Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals. These goals of the United Nations serve to ensure sustainable development worldwide at economic, social, and environmental levels.

The “Pathways to Paris” project will run until the end of 2022 and is currently in phase 1. “Workshops on transformation pathways and measures are currently taking place,” says Peter Jockenhövel. He is involved in the project as Nagel-Group’s Sustainability Manager. “The discussions on the opportunities to implement various measures are stimulating. In this context, alternative propulsion systems, their general availability and cost-effective adoption are the foundation for reducing CO2 emissions in transport logistics.” The goal remains to initiate tangible steps that will make Nagel-Group’s business models even more climate-friendly.

About Nagel-Group

The Nagel-Group, headquartered in Versmold/East Westphalia, is a family-owned company operating throughout Europe and specialising in food logistics. The group employs more than 12,000 people at over 130 European locations. Every day, it transports around 100,000 food consignments of all sizes and temperature classes throughout Europe. This makes the unique network the leader in Germany and the leading provider of temperature-controlled logistics services in Europe.

Whether it’s frozen products, meat, dairy products, coffee or confectionery – day after day, the Nagel-Group helps ensure that consumers throughout Europe find the right goods at the right time and in the right quality at the point of sale on behalf of industry and trade. In this way, the Nagel-Group makes a significant contribution to the success of its customers. The range of services extends from procurement logistics, transport and distribution to warehousing, order picking and packaging, as well as value-added services such as display construction, labelling and customs clearance. Foodstuffs are moved in all temperature classes (from ambient to frozen). The entire range of shipment sizes also finds its way through the Nagel-Group’s European network: from parcels to general cargo, part loads and full loads to tanker loads. A secure and high-performance IT landscape rounds off the service.

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