The Kuehne+Nagel Group has released a statement in which it says it is “dismayed” by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and “takes responsibility as a globally active logistics company.”
The Group has pledged emergency aid in the amount of 10 million Swiss francs (£8.2 million).
This will be provided in the form of free logistics services to leading aid organisations for the transport and temporary storage of relief goods to Ukraine as well as Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania until summer 2022.
This action is being co-ordinated by Kuehne+Nagel’s existing “Emergency and Relief Expert Centre” in Copenhagen. For this purpose, the company is using its existing international logistics networks in air and sea freight as well as land transport. Goods will be temporarily stored at the Group’s contract logistics sites including those on Ukraine’s western border.
In addition, Kuehne+Nagel employees can make a personal commitment by contributing to the Group’s “Colleagues for Colleagues” fundraising campaign. As with similar campaigns in the past, Kuehne+Nagel will match the amount donated and work closely with local management to ensure that funds are used to directly help Ukrainian colleagues in their time of need.