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Thomas Pütter (4th from right), Division Director Network Services & Innovations and Peter Jockenhövel (5th from right), Project leader Green Logistics received the Lean and Green Award. Photo: GS1 Germany

Award for Nagel-Group's commitment to sustainability

Nagel-Group receives Lean & Green Award 2016

Versmold/Berlin, 21 September 2016 – The Nagel-Group has been presented the Lean & Green Award by GS1 Germany at the ECR Day 2016 in Berlin. The award signals the launch of the action plan with the help of which the family-owned business based in Versmold wants to reduce its logistics related CO2 emissions by 20 percent in the next five years. "In order to achieve our very ambitious objectives, we have come up with a package of measures which we will now communicate and implement internally," says Thomas Pütter, Division Director Network Services & Innovation, who accepted the award together with Peter Jockenhövel, Project Leader Green Logistics. "We not only want to balance business and environmental interests, we want to live by our company philosophy which is based on sustainability."

The food logistics company once again highlights its commitment to the environment with its participation in the Lean & Green initiative. "Due to our energy demand which is driven by our business needs, we have a great responsibility towards society and the available resources, which we have to ensure we meet," says Peter Jockenhövel. The family-owned business has implemented an energy management system according to DIN EN ISO 50001 at all its German sites. The objectives of this system in operational application are identical to those set by the Lean & Green programme. Savings thus achieved will not be measured in terms of CO2 but kWh, though the positive effect on the environment remains the same.

Lean & Green is a non-profit initiative which honours companies for their achievements in reducing CO2 emissions in the logistics sector. The aim of the initiative is to reduce emissions of greenhouse gas in logistics processes of participating companies by 20 percent within the next five years. GS1 Germany is the company behind Lean & Green. GS1 Germany together with TÜV Nord Cert reviews and evaluates the action plans submitted by the companies in order to receive the award. The emission values are regularly checked in the following five years once the award has been issued. The company will be nominated for the Lean & Green Star if the objectives are met.

"By receiving this award, the implementation phase of a comprehensive action plan has now started, as the Nagel-Group's aim is to receive the Lean & Green Star," Thomas Pütter explains. Moreover, Mr Pütter hopes to explore new approaches for increasing resource efficiency by exchanging information with participants from different sectors.

About Nagel-Group

The Nagel-Group, which specialises in food logistics, operates throughout Europe and has its headquarters in Versmold. It employs over 12,000 people in more than 130 locations in 16 countries. Recently the company reported a turnover of 2 billion euros. The company group moves food consignments of all sizes and in all temperature ranges. Whether frozen products, meat, dairy products, coffee or sweets – by order of manufacturers and retailers the Nagel-Group daily provides consumers all over Europe with the right goods in the right quality at the right time. Thus, the Nagel-Group makes a substantial contribution to the success of its customers.


Kraftverkehr Nagel SE & Co. KG
Nagel-Group Headquarters
Nils Ortmann
+49 5423 960 641

More information about Lean and Green are available on the Internet: www.lean-and-green-germany.de