Sustainability analysts and rating agencies regularly evaluate the Lufthansa Group’s activities according to the criteria of responsible corporate management. Deutsche Lufthansa AG is included in the following sustainability indices and ratings:
The Lufthansa Group has achieved the Climate Scoring result "B" in the 2019 climate change reporting of the non-profit rating organisation CDP. As in the previous year, the airline group is thus once again listed in the second highest ranking band and thus occupies one of the top positions among the airlines. CDP conducts the world's largest annual climate ranking, which includes extensive information and data on CO2 emissions, reduction strategies and climate risks of the participating companies. The Lufthansa Group has been participating in the CDP reporting since 2006, providing relevant interest groups with transparent information about its climate protection strategy and measures to reduce CO2 emissions. The CDP data is also used to a large extent in other assessments by leading rating agencies. CDP Climate Scores are awarded annually on a scale from "A" (best result) to "D-".
Worldwide renowned rating agency Sustainalytics regularly evaluates the Lufthansa Group’s sustainability activities in accordance with the ESG criteria. The rating is included in the composition of the FTSE4Good, in which the Lufthansa Group share has been listed since 2001. The index includes only those companies that meet the internationally accepted standards of entrepreneurial responsibility.
In the latest ISS ESG Corporate Rating the Lufthansa Group again received “Prime” status with a “C+” rating. It thus belongs to the group of “Industry Leaders” among a total of 115 companies evaluated in the area of transport and logistics. In this rating process the social and governance rating has a weight of 30 percent and the environmental rating 70 percent.
The Lufthansa share is listed in the sustainability indices ECPI EMU Ethical Equity, ECPI Euro Ethical Equity, ECPI Euro ESG Equity and ECPI World ESG Equity. ECPI has offered a selection of ESG indices since 1997 and uses its own evaluation method that is based on exclusion criteria as well as positive criteria in the categories of environment, social issues and corporate governance. Only those companies are included in these indices that depict suitable, sustainable investment according to ECPI’s assessment.
The Lufthansa Group is regularly assessed by MSCI, a leading rating agency for investors. In 2019, Deutsche Lufthansa received a rating of BBB (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment.