KNP Driving change


As a family owned transport company since 1865 KNP Logistics are profoundly aware of the environmental impacts of the logistics industry. The industry faces a huge test to decarbonise, and we are up for the challenge that faces us all.

We have always strived to make a positive impact to society, be it ethically, socially or environmentally – Logistics for Life

We appreciate, much like the logistics industry, the solutions being developed to help climate change are moving rapidly as we approach the UK’s 2050 net zero targets. We are committed to continually reviewing and changing our company as a whole to make sure we meet our sustainability goals and targets.

Current initiatives:

  • Modern fleet renewal policy
  • Aerodynamics
  • Electric vehicles
  • Driver management
  • Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) Biodiesel
  • Longer Semi Trailer (LST) Trial
  • LED Lighting
  • Recycled rain water



KNP Logistics are committed to making a positive impact on our own people and people in our immediate community and beyond.

Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
We understand the importance of EDI at KNP and recognise that it is the key to a successful, innovative and sustainable workforce.

Our local and wider community is the source of our current and future workforce and the hosts of our business activities and as such we need to not only be respectful of our community but also promote it and assist in its development wherever possible.

At KNP we understand that training forms a key part in the development of our employees and improves our performance.

Working Environment
Our working practices are designed to allow our employees give their best performance in a safe, encouraging and supportive environment.


  • Provision of company funded license acquisition through our own training company
  • Sponsorship of degree and post degree level qualifications with partner universities
  • A commitment to offer flexible and family friendly working patterns
  • Promotion of mental health awareness and access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Inclusive recruitment practices targeting under-represented groups
  • Promote careers for ex forces and reservists
  • Support of local charities and community groups



How we do business is as important to us as what we do. Our ESG governance starts at the very top, where our Group MD Ian Beattie is in year 2 of a Sustainability MSc. Ian has taken the ESG conversation out of the board room to colleagues, customers, suppliers – everyone.

Our Group HR Director Nick Bithell is LoCITY HGV Chair – Leading and managing the adoption of low-emission commercial vehicles and sharing best ESG practice internally and to external stakeholders.

Our “Driving Change” initiative was launched in 2022 to demonstrate our commitment to improving society and the environment.

Governance meetings are held within KNP and externally with our customer’s and suppliers to share information and knowledge.

Governance journey

  • 2021 – Ian Beattie Group MD
    2021 Sustainbility MSC – Cranfield
    To lead and manage governance practices, controls, and procedures

Driving change

  • 2022 – Driving change initiative launched
  • 2022 – Sustainability Manger appointed
  • 2022 – Process improvement manager appointed
  • 2022 – Group audit structure established
  • 2022 – Group audit team identified
  • 2023 – Publish first Sustainability report
Join us

If you value what we value – talk to us

How we do business is as important to us as what we do as a business, and if along the way we can reduce our impact on the planet we will take every opportunity to do so (we found our old red noses for 2023 Comic Relief Day and contributed by donating directly)

We are hard working, reliable, safe and forward thinking. If you think you would fit in call us for a chat +44 (0) 1536 533533, ask for HR

Who we do it for

We bring years of industry specific knowledge

We understand the supply chains of the industries that we specialise in and we bring years of hands-on experience. We share best practice across sectors, we tailor unique solutions and we align ourselves to scale and flex with you.

Meet sustainability

Rolf B – Sustainability Manager

Worked with KNP since he was 4, currently undertaking a Sustainability MSC at Cranfield whilst heading up the sustainability team, responsible for KNP social, economic and environmental impacts as we reduce our impact on the planet

“We all have a part to play in trying to reduce our impact on the environment”