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.