Computer manufacturer Lenovo announced today a partnership with global transport and logistics company Kuehne+Nagel aimed at enabling Lenovo customers to minimize the carbon footprint of shipping IT products.

Under the new collaboration, the companies will design a solution offering customers a purchase add-on, enabling the purchase of credits funding the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

The new initiative follows the announcement last week by Lenovo of a goal to reach net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 across its value chain.

Claudia Contreras, Executive Director of Global Sustainability Services at Lenovo,said:

“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.”

Sustainable aviation fuel is seen as one of the key tools to help decarbonize the aviation industry, which currently accounts for 2-3% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. SAF is generally produced from sustainable resources, like waste oils and agricultural residues. SAF producers estimate the fuels can generate up to 80% greenhouse gas emissions saving relative to conventional fuels.

The new service will assign purchased devices with a specific amount of litres of SAF, enabling customers to claim a specific reduction in Scope 3 emissions for purchased goods and services.

Gareth Davies, Head of Global Logistics, Lenovo, said: 

“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.”  

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