Reflecting modern life and the evolution of society Kuehne + Nagel is committed to reconcile social and environmental responsibility with the commercial needs of their customers and shareholders. The answer is both to empower employees to give back to their communities and to articulate the longer-term commercial value of behaving responsibly.
Despite the relentless advance of technology, people remain the lifeblood of a forward thinking business like Kuehne + Nagel. With its 75,876 employees and 1,336 locations in 2017, Kuehne + Nagel is a truly multicultural company. As a leading logistics and supply chain company we offer modern, state-of-the-art working conditions, reflecting local and cultural requirements, and we are committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for our employees.
Kuehne + Nagel is committed to continuously building a diverse and inclusive workplace with equal opportunities for all employees. Our strategy seeks to hire, develop and engage employees, regardless of age, gender, religion, race, physical disability or ethnicity.
In 2017, we continued to position Kuehne + Nagel as an employer of choice. The improvement of the online application tool “KN Careers” and targeted recruiting campaigns made it easier for candidates to connect with us.
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In 2017, we launched “myKN”, Kuehne + Nagel’s new digital collaboration platform. We already see the majority of Kuehne + Nagel employees pro-actively using the platform, sharing best practices and feedback, and positively driving the further development of our collaborative culture.
Our employees’ skills, experience and commitment are key to delivering on our business strategy. For our employees, learning and ongoing development has become more important than ever – given the rapid changes we see in our environment. Kuehne + Nagel provides numerous opportunities for personal and professional development.
Our Learning + Development approach significantly contributes to motivation and engagement and encourages flexibility and mobility.
We continue to roll out development programmes and training to specific target groups in order to accelerate their growth in the organisation:
Our Global Talents started their development journey in 2017 with intensive coaching and two onsite programme modules in order to not only deepen their knowledge about strategic management but also to increase their own leadership and reflection capabilities. With the global Forwarder Certification Programme we were able to train about 500 colleagues globally and certify their expertise knowledge in logistics.
2017 marked the launch of our new learning portal “myLearning”, the new go-to-place for learning and training in Kuehne + Nagel. It provides easy access to learning content to all employees on an ongoing basis. The new system provides access to a wide range of online-based training and other learning resources. They can choose from more than 100 online courses in several languages and 12 learning paths on topics such as “work smarter”, working in global teams or “accelerate innovation”.
Kuehne + Nagel continued to actively develop employees in 2017. More than 28,000 live and 215,000 online training sessions were organised and completed. These sessions focused on personal development on the one hand and on the other hand on industry-specific knowledge, product, process and IT skills, as well as compliance topics. Almost a third of the trainings are conducted on Quality, Safety and Health, Environment (QSHE), Security and Dangerous Goods topics, including product training, the use of new digital processes and updates of industry-specific knowledge. All our trainings are available for all employees.
Kuehne + Nagel has received a number of acknowledgements in 2017 for topics related to sustainability goals. Selected awards are: