Andrea Debbane (pictured) will join logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel as global head of sustainability in July. She moves to the newly created position from her role as CEO at Flocert, the social auditing and certification body.
Debbane previously spent 17 years at Airbus and in her last role there was vice-president for responsibility and sustainability.
In a statement posted by Kuehne + Nagel, Debbane said: “I like to challenge the status quo, bring new ideas and people together. Getting sustainability on everyone’s agenda is part of a personal legacy. Because when everyone is mobilised we can find inspiring solutions – and sustainable logistics creates value for both the company and society.”
Last month Kuehne + Nagel published its sustainability report for 2020, which covers activities across its global operations. The company has established 14 sustainable development goals, including a commitment to net zero carbon from its operations. Kuehne + Nagel is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2030 and in 2020 total emissions were reduced by 18% (though this was partly down to the impact of Covid-19 on movements).
Talking about the Debbane’s appointment, Kuehne + Nagel’s CEO, Dr Detlef Trefzger, said: “At Kuehne + Nagel we have been focusing on sustainability for many years. The Net Zero Carbon programme sets the benchmark for carbon reduction and avoidance in logistics. It is our clear goal to lead the way in sustainable logistics. With Andrea on board, we underline the importance of creating and incorporating a culture of sustainability.”