Kuehne+Nagel and LATAM Airlines Group will offset 100% of the emissions generated by the flower shipments they handled together during the recent Mother’s Day season.
During the season, thousands of tons of flowers were transported from Colombia and Ecuador to North America and Europe.
Compensation will focus on the benefit of two projects; one in Chile and one in Peru.
In Chile, it is the Photovoltaic Solar Park, located in the Atacama desert, intended to generate clean and renewable energy.
In Peru, offsetting focuses on community-based forest management, bordering the Amazon rainforest, which results in global emission reductions.
Ingo Goldhammer, President of Kuehne+Nagel South and Central America, said: “We have a clear focus on sustainability. The partnership with LATAM fills us with optimism as we develop
nature-focused projects in the region and protect the place where we live while providing value to our like-minded customers and the community”.
Andrés Bianchi, Managing Director of LATAM Cargo, added: “We capped a record-breaking Mother’s Day season in terms of volume with this historic achievement. Working with Kuehne+Nagel to offset the carbon emissions of these expeditions is an important step for our Let’s Fly Neutral program, and we look forward to continuing to offer our customers more options to achieve our sustainability goals together.”
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