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Lufthansa Group Balance 2014 EN - Energy and resource management

commitment to 0.5 million tonnes in savings per year that it undertook in 2007. This new, second phase in the company’s commitment is becoming considerably more challenging for the locations involved, because numerous measures that are effective in avoiding CO2 with little use of resources have already been implemented. “This renewed voluntary com- mitment underscores the relative importance that sustainable management practice has at ­Lufthansa Technik,” according to Ralf Wun- derlich, Head of Environmental Management at ­Lufthansa Technik. ­Lufthansa Technik also set its subsidiaries the goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 30% by 2018. For this reason we are working vigor- ously to bring to bear across the entire ­Lufthansa Technik Group the personal knowl- edge and experience already available to us in this area. The ­Lufthansa Group seeks to keep emissions and noise to a minimum on the ground as well. For this reason, we are maintaining a focus on developing and testing electric propulsion technologies for taxiing aircraft. With the use of electrically powered vehicles for aircraft handling and taxiing procedures we can reduce noise and exhaust gases in the immediate vicinity of airports. Energy and resource management helps us save costs and conserve the environment at the same time. The ­Lufthansa Group aims to leverage its energy and resource manage- ment to realize further potential savings. At the same time, keeping track of industry-specific, regional, and national regulatory regimes for energy, emissions, and waste disposal is a complex task. In 2013 the companies of the ­Lufthansa Group set themselves numerous new targets and put into practice a large number of measures to conserve resources. This is demonstrated inter alia by the exam- ples below. Ú ­Lufthansa Technik: 30% less CO2 by 2018 On March 27, 2013, ­Lufthansa Technik signed an agreement to further reduce CO2 emis- sions. Under the terms of the agreement, the ­Lufthansa Group’s MRO specialist agrees to further lower energy consumption and thereby reduce CO2 emissions by 30% by 2018. From 2019, the company plans to work together with 14 other Hamburg-based ­companies to reduce at a minimum a ­further 150,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. This will continue and increase the voluntary Energy and resource management The ­Lufthansa Group is investing in Group-wide environmental measures and innovations The ­Lufthansa Group is constantly working to increase the efficiency of its use of energy and resources at all levels. Our systematic approach to waste management in catering, our efficient use of resources in building management, and our environmentally friendly ground services at the airports are making important contributions to that end.  60 // Climate and Environmental Responsibility

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