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Lean & Green International

Lean & Green

The program

Lean & Green is the leading CO2 reduction program in logistics.

The Lean & Green provides companies with verified recognition for achieving proven CO2-reduction targets in the logistical operation.

Participants draft their CO2 Action Plan based on our 5 Star Framework in line with international standards like ISO 14083.

CO2 reduction

Our goal

The program aims to structurally reduce logistic CO2 emissions through annual monitoring of CO2 emissions and projects towards continuous improvement.

100%  Collaboration
0%  Emissions

Accelerating together

Nonprofit & Industry driven

The program has been and still is developed in collaboration with our participating companies within the logistics service industry.

We service our community through activating collaborations, sharing knowledge on deploying smart and effective measures and numerous event.

Team Lean & Green

Who are we? We are Dirk van der Lee, Jenny Schlatter, Marjolein Hijl and Miranda Kleine. Together, we help participants move towards sustainable solutions and efficient logistics processes.

Team Lean & Green International

Our story

Our founders

Lean & Green was founded by Connekt in the Netherlands in 2008 by Nico Anten and Herman Wagter.

From the beginning, it has been a program with the industry in the lead role; forming a steering group of leading companies to co-create the program rules and ambitions. Even today, it is the ‘frontrunners’ and ambassadors who co-determine within the programme.

Founders Lean & Green


5 Star Framework

Since 2008, Lean & Green has developed into the ‘5 Star reduction program’ and is now the leading CO2 reduction programme for logistics in Europe.

Through annual monitoring of CO2 emissions per volume transported (CO2.unit), members demonstrate their continuous improvement in line with the ‘Paris’ and ‘Europe’ climate goals.

International community

National & International program

There are 16 countries in Europe and North America where the programme is implemented on a national level by various partners. The international community has a total of over 500 participating companies.

The international program focuses on multinationals in which the scope of reductions measured and reduced is brought to a minimum of a European scale. With this programme, companies align with the and upcoming reporting requirement from the EU ‘Fit For 55 programme’.

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