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Lufthansa Group Balance 2014 EN - CO2 compensation

After booking a flight, any passenger can use an emissions calculator to calculate his/her actual CO2 emissions for the route to be flown and offset them accordingly. The personal CO2 compensation option we offer our cus- tomers is part of our 2020 environmental strategy and the aviation industry’s four-pillar climate protection strategy (cf. page 54). In 2013 passengers of ­Lufthansa Group airlines made contributions to offset more than 14,000 tonnes of CO2 resulting from air travel. This is the equivalent of about 320 flights from Frank- furt to New York with a ­Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 and an increase of 18.5% as com- pared to the previous year. The airlines ­Lufthansa and Swiss work closely with the well-known Swiss non-profit organiza- tion myclimate ( to offer the opportunity to make voluntary donations to climate protection. myclimate is obligated to contribute at least 80% of the CO2 compensa- tion money paid in by customers to climate protection projects that meet the highest CO2 compensation The ­Lufthansa Group goes to great lengths to avoid and reduce emissions. To ensure that we use the necessary kerosene as efficiently as possible and realize sustainable savings in its consumption, we invest in the most advanced aircraft and introduce innovative processes, procedures, and technologies. But as long as air travel continues to depend on the use of kerosene, a fossil energy source, CO2 emissions cannot be avoided entirely. For this reason, the ­Lufthansa Group airlines ­Lufthansa, Swiss, and Austrian Airlines, along with AirPlus, one of the largest providers of management solutions for business travel, offer all customers programs that enable them to voluntarily offset the unavoidable emissions their flights produce. Here is an example of a project that we have supported with the aid of our ­environmentally conscious ­customers Ú Solar lamps in rural Ethiopia Photovoltaic cells on rooftops give families access to electricity and light. For people living in rural regions of Ethiopia, this constitutes a substantial improvement in living conditions. Replacing petroleum lamps with solar-powered lighting also has a positive effect on their health while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  78 // Product Responsibility

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