Sustainable Development Goals

The Lufthansa Group is committed to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact for sustainable and responsible business practices. In addition, the company supports the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by the UN member states in 2015 and whose 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) form its core.

In order to contribute to the achievement of these goals, the Lufthansa Group focuses on those SDGs for which, based on its business model, it can strengthen positive effects or reduce negative effects. These are:

Good health and well-being

Occupational health and safety are central fields of action for the Lufthansa Group. The Group fulfills its duty of care toward its employees with various measures to maintain and improve their health and ability to work. Preventive action can avoid occupational accidents and work-related illnesses, as well as avert dangers.

Quality education

Quality education and training have always been a high priority throughout the company. In addition to its entrepreneurial activities, the Lufthansa Group is committed to helping disadvantaged people, worldwide, through its non-profit aid organization help alliance, especially in the fields of education, work and income.

Affordable and clean energy

Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) are essential for the energy transition in aviation. The Lufthansa Group invests millions in Sustainable Aviation Fuels, uses SAF that is already available today, and is involved in numerous projects to drive development and market ramp-up.

Decent work and economic growth

In its Code of Conduct, the Lufthansa Group documents its values, principles, and standards of behavior. It explicitly states: "In all our actions, we ensure that we act in accordance with human rights, the principles of the UN Global Compact, and recognized international labor and social standards. In particular, we reject child labor, forced labor, and exploitation of any kind."

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

The CleanTech Hub is Lufthansa Group's own competence center for climate protection technologies. This future lab combines the Lufthansa Group's comprehensive airline knowledge with advancements from the global science, business and start-up scene, thus driving sustainable innovations for climate protection in aviation.

Reduced inequalities

For the Lufthansa Group, diversity and equal opportunities are central elements of its strategic orientation. All employees are to have the same opportunity to fully develop their talent and their potential. Respect for people, regardless of their gender, age, ethnic origin, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or identity is the basis of all of the Lufthansa Group's actions. The company consistently pursues any form of discrimination in order to bring it to a halt.

Responsible consumption and production

The Lufthansa Group is intensively involved in the sustainable design of its airlines' in-flight products. When introducing new culinary concepts, the focus is on the consistent selection of food produced in a resource-conserving manner and environmentally friendly packaging materials.

Climate action

By 2030, the company's goal is to cut in half its own net CO2 emissions when compared with 2019. The Lufthansa Group aims to achieve a neutral CO2 balance by 2050. To this end, the Lufthansa Group is focusing on accelerated fleet modernization, continuous optimization of flight operations, the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels, and innovative offers to make air travel and freight transport CO2-neutral.

Peace, justice and strong institutions

Responsible conduct in compliance with the law and respect for human rights are essential components of the Lufthansa Group's corporate culture. The most important principles are described in the Code of Conduct and include items such as compliance with the rules of fair competition, combating corruption, acting in accordance with human rights, and labor and social standards. It forms the foundation of the Lufthansa Group's value system.

Partnerships for the goals

The Lufthansa Group supports the SDGs by cooperating with science and research and by actively participating in various national and international committees and working groups.

Additional information

The Lufthansa Group’s contributions to the United Nations global agenda are summarized in the content index Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the 2021 Annual Report.