Making economically and ecologically efficient use of energy and resources is of decisive importance in all business segments across the Lufthansa Group. In addition to meeting legal requirements, it is important for the Group to identify sustainable potentials for the sparing use of electricity and water, and to develop corresponding solutions. Equally important are measures to reduce and recycle waste materials. Another essential approach on the ground is to implement energy-saving and resource-conserving measures in planning, modernizing and constructing buildings. This endeavor is based above all on the Group’s strategic environmental program, which was implemented in 2008. Possible energy-related optimizations in buildings are particularly discernible from results of energy audits in accordance with the EU Energy Efficiency Directive.
Since 2020, the Lufthansa Group has exclusively been purchasing green electricity in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium. To this end, Lufthansa has acquired green power certificates, which guarantee the production of green electricity from new power plants, thus contributing to the expansion of renewable energy. As a further measure, the Lufthansa Group aims to reach CO2-neutral mobility on the ground in its home markets by 2030.
eTug at Frankfurt Airport
The e-vehicle ensures environmentally friendly towing of wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747
In the area of electromobility, the Lufthansa Group sees itself in a pioneering role within the aviation industry. To shape resource efficiency even more sustainably, the Group researches and tests this future-oriented technology in vehicles on the ground
Aviation still needs gasoline or diesel for vehicles on the ground. Continuously reducing fuel consumption and switching individual vehicle types step-by-step to electric propulsion technologies is the ambitious goal of the initiative E-PORT AN at Frankfurt Airport. In addition to the Lufthansa Group, Fraport AG, the State of Hesse and the Rhine-Main Model Electromobility Region are committed to this project. It is scientifically accompanied by the Technical University Darmstadt and the Technical University Berlin. The initiative is supported by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure and in 2013 was honored as “Lighthouse Electromobility Project” by Germany’s Federal Government.