Connecting the world. Protecting its future
We connect people, cultures and economies around the world – and that’s exactly what we want to do in the future too with a clear conscience. So that you can fly around the world, meet business partners face to face and pursue your business, it is our aim to lead aviation into a sustainable future and to become carbon neutral by 2050.
Our goal: carbon neutral by 2050
Modern fleet: By 2030, the Lufthansa Group airlines will have at least 190 fuel-saving aircraft in service. It’s a major investment in the future that will reduce kerosene consumption and therefore CO₂ emissions by up to 30 percent on each flight.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF): For us, a key step on the path to carbon-neutral aviation is the development and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). The fundamental concept behind SAF is to replace fossil fuels with sustainable alternatives over the long-term.
Efficient flight operations: By optimizing ground processes and flight routes, we are also permanently reducing CO₂ emissions. In 2021, optimization measures in the areas of performance and procedures, weight reduction, route optimization, and technological developments saved 30,400 tonnes of carbon emissions.
Carbon offsetting: By purchasing SAF, companies can make their business trips directly carbon neutral and have their commitment certified – depending on their investment, also in accordance with the Scope 3 Standard of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Furthermore, it is possible to offset CO₂ emissions on our Compensaid platform with long-term climate-protection projects, for example in cooperation with the renowned non-profit organisation, myclimate.
Reducing waste and plastics: Single-use plastic parts are to be gradually replaced by sustainable materials by 2025. In addition, together with our passengers, we are doing everything we can to avoid food waste.
Intermodality: Taking the train to the plane or travelling by bus – unlike other airline groups, the Lufthansa Group links different modes of transport and is consistently extending cooperation with local rail providers.