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110 // Service and Information O oekom The oekom Corporate Rating evaluates the social and environmental compatibility of companies according to a selection of 100 industry-specific indicators on average. Companies that rank in the top of their respective industries in the context of an oekom Corporate Rating and fulfill the industry-specific minimum criteria are awarded the oekom Prime Status by oekom research. OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series Job safety management system developed by the British Standards Institution in cooperation with international certification organizations. Ozone Molecule formed in the stratosphere and consisting of three oxygen atoms. The ozone layer located in the stratosphere has an important protective function, as it absorbs harmful ultraviolet light. While ozone at higher altitudes is broken down massively by chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), it develops close to the ground under the influence of sunlight from numerous pre- cursor substances (summer smog) and irritates the mucous membranes. At current levels, nitrogen oxide emissions from air traffic at cruising altitudes cause an in- crease in atmospheric ozone, analogous to the generation of summer smog, esti- mated by scientists at 3-4 percent on the heavily-flown North Atlantic routes. P Passenger kilometer (PKO/PKT) Measure for transport performance in passenger carriage (number of passengers multiplied by distance flown). A distinction is made between available transport perfor- mance (PKO, passenger kilometers offered, or, synonymously, SKO, seat kilometers offered) and actual transport performance (PKT, passenger kilometers transported). Pro Recycling Paper Initiative Founded in 2000, the initiative unites vari- ous industries and aims at promoting inten- sive use and the acceptance of recycling paper. Lufthansa is one of the initiative’s founding members. R RSB – Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials International initiative to develop a global standardization and certification system for agrofuels. S SAFUG – Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group Initiative of airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and providers of refinery technology whose goal is to accelerate the development and commercialization of sustainable fuels for the air transport industry. Seat kilometer Measure for the transport capacity available (SKO, seat kilometers offered). Seat load factor (SLF) Passenger-related measure of aircraft capacity utilization: the ratio of transport performance (PKT, passenger kilometers transported) to capacity (PKO, passenger kilometers offered). SES – Single European Sky Describes the efforts of the European Com- mission since the late 1990s to restructure European airspace for the purpose of optimizing traffic flows and dissolving the airspace’s fragmented structure, which is defined by national borders and interests, by creating a limited number of Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs). Slot Designated point in time at which an airline may use an airport’s runway for takeoff or landing. Stakeholder Groups or individuals who formulate their demands on a company (e.g. attainment of corporate goals) and pursue these either personally or through representatives. This includes shareholders, employees, cus- tomers, suppliers, and others. Sustainable development According to the guiding principle of sus- tainable development formulated in 1987 by the World Commission for Development and the Environment (Brundtland Commis- sion), “sustainable development is […] a form of development that meets the needs of today’s generation without jeopardizing the abilities of future generations to satisfy their own.” For businesses, this means acting responsibly not only in economic matters but also in environmental and social issues. All three aspects – economic, ecological, and social – must be kept in balance.