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KLM Cargo to take part in Sustainable Business Challenge 2019

Schiphol – WEBWIRE

How can KLM Cargo process wood and other waste more efficiently and effectively with a minimum of environmental impact? What environmentally friendly and cost-efficient solutions are already in place to prevent or process residual waste streams differently? Students, start-ups, and young professionals will work on these challenging questions during the 2019 Sustainable Business Challenge.

Multidisciplinary teams will work to develop innovative solutions suitable for practical implementation at KLM Cargo. They will receive support in the form of workshops and expert guidance so they can make an important contribution to sustainability issues on the short term. The Challenge final is on 13 December.

Reducing the environmental footprint

For years now, KLM Cargo has been working to shrink its environmental footprint, for instance, by reducing waste. The combination of solutions that the Sustainable Business Challenge generates aims to ensure that KLM Cargo’s Amsterdam hub will achieve its waste reduction target of 50% less residual waste by 2030 compared to 2011.

Fly Responsibly

KLM Cargo’s participation in the 2019 Sustainable Business Challenge fits in perfectly with KLM’s Fly Responsibly initiative. Fly Responsibly shows KLM’s commitment to creating a more sustainable future for the airline industry. It includes everything KLM is doing now and in the future to improve the sustainability of its operations. However, only when the entire sector works together can we make real progress. As part of the Fly Responsibly campaign, KLM invites its customers to use its carbon compensation programme and asks companies to compensate for their business travel by taking part in the KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme.

KLM Cargo is one of five companies providing business cases for the challenge. The others are ProRail, Waternet, ForFarmers, and ENGIE. Visit the website (in Dutch) to register until 25 October 2019.

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