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Lufthansa Group Balance 2014 EN - Fuel consumption and emissions

an international statement of commitment in 2008 [Ú 01]: An increase of 1.5% per year in energy ­efficiency until 2020 CO2-neutral growth from 2020 A 50% reduction in net CO2 emissions by 2050 as compared to 2005 In 2013 the ­Lufthansa Group made further progress in reducing fuel consumption and emissions and has some impressive figures to prove it. For the ­Lufthansa Group, fuel efficiency in flight operations is a key success factor in both an economic and ecological sense. Our continued dedication to fuel efficiency will ensure our long-term corporate success. At the same time, we are living up to our respon- sibility as a globally operating company by keeping the effects of our business activities on the environment as low as possible. This is a commitment that we have defined also in our corporate strategy: “economically, eco- logically and socially balanced and sustain- able business.” Our basis for further increases in efficiency is the industry’s accepted four-pillar strategy for environmental protection (cf. illustration on page 54). This strategy agenda covers the entire spectrum of feasible measures. Replacement of the customary kerosene with alternative fuels also creates great potential for improving the environmental balance sheet. At the same time, this presents the ­Lufthansa Group with several challenges. Among them are the availability of alternative fuels in ade- quate quantities, non-existent supply chains, a competitive price, and lengthy, as yet uncom- pleted approval processes. Ú Increasing fuel ­efficiency and reducing emissions The ­Lufthansa Group has set itself ambitious goals for fuel efficiency and reductions in emissions. We aim to lower our specific fuel consumption and associated CO2 emissions by 25% as compared to 2006. In addition, the ­Lufthansa Group supports the ambitious goals of the air travel industry as set forth in Fuel consumption and emissions The ­Lufthansa Group reduces fuel consumption and sets another fuel efficiency record The ­Lufthansa Group is doing its utmost to keep the impact of its business operations on the environment as low as possible. We are investing billions in modern and fuel-efficient aircraft and promoting innovative processes, methods, and technologies. This allows us to save on fuel and avoid emis- sions that pollute the environment. Reduction due to investments in  existing technology    operations     infrastructure  new technologies,  alternative fuels,  and propulsion systems  Measures to achieve CO2 reduction targets [Ú 01] 2005 2010 2012 2020 2030 2040 2050 Market-based systems No measures 100% – 50% 1.5% increase in ­efficiency per year CO2-neutral growth (in the EU since 2005) Source: BDL, based on industry strategy Sustainability Report Balance // Issue 2014 // Lufthansa Group // 49

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