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Balance 2015 ENG

States by 2015 (see page 63, Balance 2014). By the end of 2014, 35 LSG loca- tions had recycled a total of 11,469.54 tonnes of waste materials. Since the start of ZLF in spring 2013, this raised the over- all total to 20,163.81 tonnes of waste. Recycling on board National laws and local regulations deter- mine worldwide how waste materials are handled on board and on the ground. LSG Sky Chefs aims at exceeding legal require- ments and reducing waste quantities to the unavoidable minimum. The Company distinguishes three types of waste world- wide: recyclable on-board waste materi- als, non-recyclable on-board waste mate- rials and other waste materials (see page 84, Balance 2013). Emphasis on waste management As the worldwide market leader in air- line catering and the management of all in-flight services, LSG Sky Chefs takes advantage of all options to recycle as much waste material as possible and to reduce waste quantities. The base for waste management is a comprehensive system of performance indicators (see page 63, Balance 2014). Recycling on the ground By implementing the “Zero Waste to Land- fill” (ZLF) program the Lufthansa subsidiary aims at recycling 100 percent of its waste materials at all 41 stations in the United Other projects In addition to its involvement in E-PORT AN, the Lufthansa Group participated in other initiatives to promote electro-mobility in 2014. For example, LSG Sky Chefs now operates ten gas-driven lift-trucks at Frankfurt Airport that are based on the Mercedes-Benz Econic model with Natural Gas Technology (NGT). Moreover, the Lufthansa subsidiary ensures that newly acquired vehicles meet current emissions standards (see page 83, Balance 2013). And Lufthansa Cargo acquired another ten energy-efficient electric forklifts of the latest generation during the reporting year (see page 64, Balance 2014). First e-charging station for employees with electric cars Since early 2015, Lufthansa Group employ- ees in Frankfurt benefit from a charging station for their electric cars. This has become possible thanks to a pilot project in which Lufthansa cooperates with Süwag, RWE and Goethe University. The new e-filling station offers two charging bays. Accompanying workshops ensure the link between science and practice. The pilot project will run until December 2015. With the intention of facilitating the transfer of know-how and best-practice examples within the Company, the Lufthansa Group set up an internal energy forum in February 2014. The event is aimed at energy experts from all Company areas and in the future will be held on a regular basis. In addition, the Lufthansa Group’s environmental experts regularly exchange information at the Company-wide Environmental Forum. In January 2015, participants discussed the new EU Energy Efficiency Directive, among other items (see insert at right). Effects of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive On December 4, 2012, the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) took effect. It is to be ratified by EU member states to become national law. In Germany, this step followed in April 2015. With help from the EED, the European Union aims to lower the consumption of primary energy by 20 percent by 2020. To this end, non-SMEs (small and medium- sized enterprises) in Germany are obligated to carry out energy audits by December 5, 2015, and subsequently at least every four years. This obligation applies to Deutsche Lufthansa AG and – depending on the legal requirements in other EU countries – also to EU subsidiaries in which the Group holds at least a 25-percent stake. Group-wide, this affects about 250 companies. In Germany, exemptions from energy audits apply to those companies that already have a certified energy management system according to ISO 50001 or an environmental management system according to EMAS III or will have started one by December 2015. At Lufthansa, the timely implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive is managed by the energy experts of the department Group Infrastructure Commercial in cooperation with the department Group Environmental Issues and the business segments.  52 // Climate and Environmental Responsibility