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DLH_Balance_2016_ENG - About this report

// 1About this report Balance, the Lufthansa Group’s Sustainability Report, informs stake holders and the interested public about the Group’s goals, activities and advances in the areas of business, social responsibility, environ ment, product and corporate citizenship. The data presented in this report complements and expands the information contained in the Annual Report 2015. Across the Lufthansa Group, Corporate Responsibility is understood to comprise the following dimensions: Economic sustainability Corporate governance and compliance Climate and environmental responsibility Social responsibility Product responsibility Corporate citizenship Reporting follows and is oriented by the internationally accepted G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative. This publication also serves as a progress report concerning the implemen tation of the ten principles set out in the N Global Compact, which the Lufthansa Group joined in 2002. The Group determi ned the signi cant sustainability issues in the framework of a materiality analysis, which are based on the results of a stake holder survey. Scope of consolidation and comparability nless noted otherwise, the data in this report refers to the nancial year 2015. ou will nd explanations concerning the scope of consolidation and calculation methods used to determine the absolute and speci c resource consumption at the Lufthansa Group on page 116. This report covers the activities of the Lufthansa Group. Reporting restricted to individual Group companies is indicated in the copy. Due to changes in the portfolio over recent years, the gures for personnel and environmental perfor mance cited in this report are only to a limited extent comparable with those repor 1 Taken from the Annual Report 2015 of the Lufthansa Group. 2 For the reporting year 2015, the following companies have been included in Balance: Lufthansa (including Lufthansa CityLine, Air Dolomiti and Eurowings), Germanwings, Lufthansa Cargo, Swiss (including Edelweiss Air) and Austrian Airlines. Excluding the services of third parties as Lufthansa can in uence neither performance nor the equipment operated (see also table “Share of third parties” on page 43). 3 Types of ights taken into account: all scheduled and charter ights. 4 See also table “Fuel consumption” on page 43. 5 Balance: segments (operational perspective); Annual Report: distance (customer perspective). One distance can include several segments, e.g. in the event of stops en route. 6 Balance: on the basis of all passengers aboard; Annual Report: on the basis of all revenue passengers. 7 Companies referred to as in 2, but including the services of third parties, as these contribute to the Group’s results. Types of ights as in 3, but including ferry ights, as these represent costs. ted for previous years. There are also cer tain differences in approach compared to the Annual Report when calculating pas senger numbers and their derivative perfor mance indicators (see explanations relating to the overview on page 2, At a glance). Publication dates of this report Balance, the Lufthansa Group’s Sustain ability Report, is published once a year in German and in English. The preceding edition was published on July 20, 2015. The Group has regularly reported about its environmental performance since 1994 and has continuously expanded its reporting to the other dimensions of entrepreneurial responsibility. Additional information on the Internet In addition to this report, the Lufthansa Group informs readers via the Internet about its activities in the area of sustain ability: Disclaimer in respect of forward- looking statements The data included in this report has been collected and processed with the utmost care. Nevertheless, errors in transmission cannot be ruled out entirely. Information published in this report with regard to the future development of the Lufthansa Group and its subsidiaries consists purely of fore casts and assessments and not of de nitive historical facts. Its purpose is exclusively informational, identi ed by the use of such cautionary terms as believe, expect, fore- cast, intend, project, plan, estimate, count on, can, could, should or endeavor. These forward looking statements are based on all the discernible information, facts and expectations available at the time. It is possible that the Group’s actual results and development may differ materially from the forward looking statements implied by the forecasts. The Lufthansa Group assumes no obligation for and does not intend to adapt forward looking statements to accommodate events or developments that may occur at some later date. Accordingly, it neither expressly nor conclusively accepts liability, nor does it give any gua rantee for the actuality, accuracy and com pleteness of this data and information.

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