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 or has received the following ratings:
In the global climate ranking 2022 of the non-profit organization CDP, the Lufthansa Group received a top rating for its CO2 reduction strategy and its implementation. On a scale from "A" (best result) to "D-," the company was placed in the highest ranking band with "A-" (previous year "B"). The Lufthansa Group is thus among the top five airlines worldwide with the best rating. CDP gave the Lufthansa Group top grades in reporting in the following evaluation categories: Scope 1 & 2 (direct emissions & indirect emissions from purchased energy), Scope 3 (indirect emissions within the supply chain), corporate governance, risk management processes, targets and initiatives to reduce emissions. The Lufthansa Group has participated in the CDP reporting since 2006 and thus informs relevant stakeholders continuously and transparently about its strategy and measures for CO2 reduction. The data collected is also used to a large extent in other assessments by leading rating agencies.
In order to demonstrate its sustainability and responsibility towards its customers, the Lufthansa Group participates in EcoVadis, a sustainability assessment platform for global supply chains. In 2022, the commitment of the Lufthansa Group was reconfirmed for a further year when it received “Silver Status”.
The Lufthansa share is listed in the sustainability indices 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 UK FTSE4Good Index Series is a set of stock market indices for ethical investment launched by the FTSE Group in 2001. It regularly measures the performance of 2,000 companies from different sectors in 23 markets, taking into account ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) criteria, as part of a rigorous review process. Inclusion in the index is based on the best-in-class principle.
The Lufthansa share has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2001. In the two categories “Climate Change” and “Corporate Governance”, the Lufthansa Group was able to achieve the highest possible score in 2021/2022. In the overall assessment, the Lufthansa Group thus performs above average in both the subcategory “Airlines” and the category “Consumer Services”, according to FTSE Russell.
In the ISS ESG Corporate Rating of 2021, the Lufthansa Group again received - as one of only three airlines - the “Prime” status with “C+“. It thus belongs to the group of “Industry Leaders” among 43 aviation companies evaluated. Prime status is awarded to leading companies in the respective industry that have been able to convince in the rating process according to approximately 100 industry-specific criteria with regard to social and environmental compatibility.
Moody´s ESG Solutions
In October 2021, the Lufthansa Group received an updated ESG rating of 44/100 from V.E (formerly Vigeo Eiris), a Moody's ESG Solutions company. This rating is above the industry average (sector “Travel & Tourism”). Moody´s ESG Solutions / V.E ESG rating measures the integration of sustainability criteria into corporate strategy, risk management and operations.
MSCI ESG Ratings
Since 2015, the Lufthansa Group has been part of the MSCI Global Sustainability Index prepared by MSCI, a US index provider. It tracks companies that are particularly committed to sustainability. In 2022, the Lufthansa Group improved from "A" to "AA" (on a scale from AAA (highest rating) to CCC), ranking the company as an "ESG Sector Leader" among the airlines analyzed by MSCI ESG Research.
Worldwide renowned rating agency Sustainalytics regularly evaluates the Lufthansa Group’s sustainability activities in accordance with ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) 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. As of November 2021, the Lufthansa Group's ESG risk rating has been “Medium Risk.” In the category “Airlines”, the Lufthansa Group thus performs above average and is among the top 20 percent of the airline industry.