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Balance 2015 ENG

A view of the Pier A-Plus at Frankfurt Airport as well as with partners across the Star Alliance. Therefore, the Company’s fuel experts meet every two months to ex- change knowledge in the context of the Fuel Efficiency Group (FEG) meetings, while FEG members will receive new information about fuel efficiency and are updated about new ideas, measures and goals. According to current plans, fuel efficiency measures are to contribute 148 million euros to the Lufthansa Group’s 2015 result. Lufthansa German Airlines is to have a share of 93 million euros in this effort. So far, fuel efficiency experts have already developed more than 1,300 ideas and projects in the areas of flight operations, network planning, ground processes, aero- dynamics, reduction of flight weight and technical optimization of performance. In the reporting year alone, the Group imple- mented 145 related projects, which takes the number of projects in implementation to more than 266. Their progress is monitored by means of the ProFuel database. New department Operations Efficiency & Strategy Fuel efficiency is and will remain a central action field for the Lufthansa Group, as the cost of kerosene is the Company’s largest individual cost item. Therefore, the Group has an economic and ecological interest in using the kerosene required as efficiently as possible. Since July 1, 2014 fuel efficiency has been the responsibility of the new department Operations Efficiency & Strategy, headed by Flight Captain Jens Ritter. Under this organizational umbrella, the department Fuel Efficiency Lufthansa Group steers all topics related to fuel efficiency Company- wide. Its goal is to bundle the forces of innovation and know-how to achieve an even more efficient use of kerosene at the Group level and to establish an innovation management system at the same time. One of the department’s tasks is to ensure the continuous exchange of ideas between the Group’s airlines and other companies Four pillars for climate protection The basis for the Lufthansa Group’s fuel efficiency activities and further successes in improving its environmental balance sheet is the established four pillar strategy devel- oped by the aviation industry for climate protection purposes. This strategy interlinks different measures with relevance for the environment (see graphic on page 43). Its scope ranges from technological progress and improved infrastructure to operational measures and economic measures. Pillar 1: Technological progress Efficient aircraft and engine technologies Investments in modern and efficient aircraft and engine technologies are the most effective way to further reduce fuel con- sumption. Currently, the Lufthansa Group is in the process of implementing the largest fleet modernization program in its history (see page 28). 42 // Climate and Environmental Responsibility