Lufthansa and its business segments support the concept of sustainability. We focus on four dimensions: diverse efforts for better climate and environmental protection, staff satisfaction, vocational and professional training at all levels of the Group and finally sustainable economic development in order to increase the Company’s long-term value. Important progress was made in all these areas in 2008. Persistent endeavours throughout the whole Lufthansa Group to carry on a sustainable business are reflected in the Company’s repeated listing in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2008, Lufthansa was rewarded with the Gold Class as Sustainability Leader 2008/2009 by the SAM sustainability index.
The Lufthansa Executive Board bears ultimate responsibility for sustainable business in the Group. The interdisciplinary and cross-segment Sustainability Board is firmly embedded at senior management level. The board consists of the heads of the Corporate International Relations and Government Affairs, Corporate Environmental Concepts, Corporate Communications, Corporate Labour Relations and Investor Relations departments, and mainly has coordination and advisory responsibilities. Its members report directly to the Executive Board.