Deutsche Lufthansa AG has again been listed for 2006/2007 in the globally renowned Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. The airline achieved significant improvements in environmental care and social responsibility. In the categories network management and efficiency the Aviation Group received top ratings.
The 250 companies listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index represent the “top-10 percent” worldwide and are the leaders in sustainable development. The investment volume in such companies has increased by another 30 percent when compared with the previous year and currently stands at around 4.2 billion euros. The DJSI is intended to support investments in companies that create added value in economic, ecological and social terms.
Wolfgang Mayrhuber, Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG: “We demonstrate impressively that economic success and corporate policies guided by the principles of sustainability and environmental protection do not exclude – but rather depend on – each other.”
In environmental care, the success of Lufthansa’s policy of continuous fleet modernization is visible: In 2005, its aircraft needed only 4.4 liters of kerosene per passenger and 100 kilometers. In the early 1990s, this value stood at 6.2 liters – which means the airline has achieved an improvement of 30 percent. The Airbus A380, which will start scheduled services at Lufthansa in 2008, will be the Passenger Airline’s first “3-liter aircraft.” Furthermore, Lufthansa actively supports climate research and continuously reduces noise and emissions.
Social responsibility is also rated highly at Lufthansa. 92,300 people have secure jobs at Lufthansa – two-thirds of them in Germany – and the trend continues to be upward. In 2006, Lufthansa intends to create 2,400 new jobs.
In doing so, the Aviation Group pays close attention to making working and private lives more compatible, having made it easier for many years for its employees to be parents as well. Today, the company’s share of part-time work is 24.6 percent.
Detailed information can be found in the latest issue of the Lufthansa Sustainability Report Balance. It can be ordered at http://sustainability.lufthansa.com or by mail from Deutsche Lufthansa AG, FRA CI/B, Kennwort Balance, D-60202 Frankfurt.
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