KION commits to Science Based Targets initiative

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- 13 Jul 2023 ( #1136 ) - Frankfurt, Germany
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KION has already reduced its energy-related emissions by 30% compared to 2017
KION has already reduced its energy-related emissions by 30% compared to 2017

KION Group has committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), underlining its KION 2027 strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Part of KION’s SBTi commitment is the target of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions along its value chain before 2050.

KION chief people and sustainability officer Valeria Gargiulo says: “With our commitment to the SBTi, we are taking a transparent and clear path to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

“This underscores our commitment for climate-neutral business practices, especially towards our customers and suppliers.

“While we are already diligently working on our own emissions reductions, close collaboration with our business partners is crucial to achieve effective reductions across the entire value chain."

Last year KION achieved its first target of reducing its energy-related emissions by 30% compared to 2017.

The Science Based Targets initiative is a partnership between the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Meanwhile, Baoli Material Handling UK will become part of KION Group UK, after the contract with the former UK importer concluded.

KION ITS EMEA UK and Ireland senior vice president Ulrike Just says: “I am very excited to complete the portfolio of KION Brands in the UK, by adding Baoli to our portfolio of successful brands, we will truly be able to serve the needs of all customer segments across the UK market.”

Martin Springer will lead the newly formed entity as managing director.

Springer began his career as an engineering apprentice and has held leading positions in sales and service withing KION Group. 

Springer says: “Baoli Material Handling UK will become a strong player in the entry-level truck segment. 

“I am proud to represent a product combining European quality and technical experience with Chinese dynamism and cost-effectiveness. 

“I am looking forward to collaborating with dealers who can support us in strengthening our sales and service coverage and ultimately create new and valuable opportunities for our business.”

Baoli became a part of the KION Group in 2009.

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