Other commitments

The Lufthansa Group is focusing its corporate citizenship activities more and more on social and humanitarian issues. Nevertheless, the Company has maintained its support in the areas of environment, culture and sports, as in previous years.

Environmental sponsorship

The long-term protection of the crane and its breeding, resting and gathering areas has a tradition of more than 30 years at the Lufthansa Group. Emphasis is placed on the Crane Protection Germany working group, which the Lufthansa Group founded in 1991 together with Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU) and the environmental foundation WWF Deutschland (World Wide Fund For Nature). In particular, the working group supports projects that help ensure the survival of the Eurasian crane, but is also involved in numerous projects in Africa and Asia concerned with research on and protection of crowned, wattled, white-naped and sarus cranes. 

Continue to fly together

The Lufthansa Group is continuing its successful cooperation with NABU (Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V.). As a partner of Kranichschutz Deutschland gGmbH (Crane Protection Germany), the Group will continue to work to protect endangered bird species in the future. The partners are building on joint successes in recent years, such as the construction of the barrier-free crane observation station KRANORAMA on Lake Günzer or the NABU crane centre in Groß Mohrdorf.


Observation platform “Cranorama”

The Crane Information Center, operated by Crane Protection Germany in Groß Mohrdorf, plays an important role. It allows visitors a nature-friendly way of observing the estimated 125,000 cranes that rest every year in late summer and early fall in the regions around the Darß-Zingst peninsula and near Rügen to prepare for the continuation of their journey south. Employees of the Lufthansa Group regularly work at the center as volunteer rangers in the area of environmental education.

Cultural commitment

Lufthansa supports the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln as a “First Global Partner”

Cologne is home to the renowned Gürzenich Orchestra. In its role as First Global Partner, the company has supported the orchestra, which experts consider one of the top ensembles in Germany, since 2010. This is the first time that Lufthansa has made a long-term commitment to supporting a German symphony orchestra.

Lufthansa Choir

The Lufthansa Choir was founded in 2016 and unites about 60 singers from the Group companies and different Company locations. In 2017, the choir gave a spring concert in Wiesbaden, and also appears together with the Lufthansa Orchestra, for example in April 2018 with the Brahms Requiem in Frankfurt. Both ensembles receive financial and organizational support from the Lufthansa Group.

Sports sponsorship

Another good tradition at the Lufthansa Group is supporting sports. The Company has been a National Sponsor of the German Sports Aid Foundation since 2007 and for many years the official airline of the German Olympic teams, copartner of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and cosponsor of the National Paralympic Committee Germany.

Lufthansa has been a partner of the German Soccer Association (DFB) since 2005 and flies the national soccer team to its European championship games.