As part of its long-term commitment to limiting the environmental impact of its business activities as well as to its responsibility towards society, Lufthansa Group recently issued its 25th sustainability report, titled “Balance”.
Among others, Lufthansa Group airlines increased their fuel efficiency by 30 percent since 1994, while setting a new efficiency record in 2018. The positive performance is a result of the group’s sustainable fleet renewal program, the introduction of new, environmentally-friendly technologies, as well as investments in the optimization of its existing fleet.
In this direction, the Group ordered in March, 40 ultra-modern Boeing 787-9 and Airbus A350-900 long-haul aircraft, considered to be the most fuel-efficient in their class. In total, the Group has 210 new aircraft on order, with delivery dates through to 2027.
Additionally, Lufthansa Group has since 1999, through its charitable aid organization, help alliance, invested 17 million euros in aid projects, helping 23,000 disadvantaged people every year lead self-determined lives.
Lufthansa Group has been publishing its annual sustainability report – this year including an accompanying video – for a quarter of a century, providing insight into activities, programs and advances as well as challenges in the area of corporate responsibility.
Looking ahead to future commitments, Carsten Spohr, chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, said: “Being an aviation group, we are aware of the fact that the past years’ growth in passenger numbers also implies growing responsibility for us to ensure that future mobility will be shaped in environmentally compatible ways. To reach this goal, we continuously invest in new and especially efficient aircraft. We intend to take a leadership role within the aviation industry on the topic of responsibility.”
Lufthansa Group employs over 135,000 people worldwide.