20.03.2019

Lufthansa Group increases commitment to the environment and society: Employees fly CO2 neutral on business trips, conversion to CO2-neutral propulsion on the ground and expansion of social engagement

  • Lufthansa Group business flights now CO2-neutral
  • Conversion to CO2-neutral vehicles on the ground by 2030
  • Expansion of help alliance projects and corporate volunteering

The Lufthansa Group is prioritizing its corporate social responsibility initiatives. With three new measures, the company is reinforcing its goal of being a leader in the field of corporate responsibility in the aviation industry.

The new measures at a glance:

Lufthansa Group business flights now CO2-neutral

All official air travel for Lufthansa Group staff is now CO2-neutral, retroactively to January 1, 2019. In order to achieve this, CO2 emissions will be offset by the renowned Swiss climate protection foundation myclimate. All donations go towards certified climate protection projects that meet the highest standards and make a positive contribution to sustainable development, in addition to CO2 reduction.

For many years, passengers flying with the Network Airlines have had the option to offset their CO2 emissions. In the future, it will be even easier for travelers to offset their flights by integrating the offer directly into the booking process.

Conversion to CO2-neutral propulsion on the ground

The Lufthansa Group will convert its ground handling services in its home markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland to CO2-neutral operations by 2030. This includes the conversion of vehicles to electric or other emission-free systems and the earliest possible purchase of 100 percent green electricity. Wherever possible, only green electricity will be used for all Lufthansa Group buildings.

Expansion of social engagement in Germany and the opportunity for corporate volunteering

The non-profit, help alliance, is the central pillar of the Lufthansa Group's corporate citizenship, managing all of the Group's social projects worldwide. The Executive Board has decided to significantly expand this commitment at the Lufthansa Group’s major locations – beginning with Germany – and to initiate new projects there. These are proposed and supported by the employees themselves, in line with the idea of help alliance. In addition, Lufthansa Group employees will have the opportunity to partake in corporate volunteering.

"Our responsibility for the environment and society derives out of our conviction for it to be a central strategic issue and a leitmotif for our company," said Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Responsibility in the Lufthansa Group

Responsibility for the environment and society is a central strategic guiding principle for the Lufthansa Group. The Group has proven this many times in recent years. First by continuously investing in ever more efficient, economical and quiet aircraft. But also with the world's first long-term test of biofuel in regular flight operations in 2011, the support of climate research and the equipping of the A320 fleet with noise-reducing vortex generators.