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The Lufthansa Group’s 2019 sustainability initiatives covered sustainable flying, synthetic fuel, carbon neutrality and CO2 compensation.

Sustainability is one of the main goals of the Lufthansa Group Airlines. Across the company, Lufthansa Group has improved sustainability principles in six areas – economic sustainability, corporate governance and compliance, climate and environmental responsibility, social responsibility, product responsibility and corporate citizenship.

Climate and environmental responsibility are in high focus, which is why the company is strongly committed to limiting the environmental impact of its business activities to the unavoidable minimum both on air and on the ground. In 2019, Lufthansa launched short-, medium- and long-term internal sustainability initiatives:

  • Short term: Ensure more fuel-efficient aircraft. In the next 10 years, the company will receive on average one new aircraft every new week, with carbon dioxide savings up to 25% compared to previous models
  • Medium term: Efficient air traffic management /single EU sky
  • Long term: Complementary use of synthetic fuels which is expected to enable carbon neutral flying on a large scale in 10 years’ time

The Lufthansa Group is an industry leader in CSR innovations. Its 2019 initiatives include:

  • Sustainable flying – the online compensation platform “Compensaid” is the first of its kind and helps travelers to replace fossil fuel for their flights with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)
  • Synthetic fuel – a letter of intent has been signed by Heide refinery and Lufthansa for the production and acceptance of environmentally friendly synthetic kerosene
  • All Lufthansa Group business trips are CO2 neutral since 2019
  • CO2 compensation integrated directly into the booking process of Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian websites
  • Changemaker Challenge – Lufthansa’s first change maker challenge seeks ideas for sustainable innovation in Travel and Mobility. Partnering with the Lufthansa Innovation Hub, Expedia Group, Google and Uber, Lufthansa Group seeks digital and tech solutions to make travel and mobility more sustainablePlastic reduction on board and Fly Greener initiative aim to minimize on-board waste and increase recycling rate. With the SALSA team (Sustainable Aviation Lufthansa SWISS Austrian), Lufthansa makes on-board and lounge products more sustainable

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