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Greener transport

[ March 1, 2017   //   ]

DHL Global Forwarding has evaluated the environmental performance of Lufthansa
Cargo and other airlines. Lufthansa Cargo was the only airline to score full points,
achieving top marks in all four of the GoGreen Carrier Rating categories and
receiving four “green aircraft” for its efforts. It was rated according to the following
criteria: the specific CO2 emissions trend against an internal DHL benchmark
(“Carbon Efficiency”). Commitment to harmonizing CO2 calculation and reporting
standards and to other environmental projects (“Engagement”). The level of detail
and quality of the CO2 efficiency data provided (“Transparency”), and also the degree
of trust and cooperation (“Cooperation”).

“With its GoGreen environmental program, DHL is a sustainability pioneer in the
logistics industry. We are extremely proud to have achieved these excellent ratings
and taken top spot in the ranking”, said Bettina Jansen, Head of Environmental
Management at Lufthansa Cargo. Both companies have enjoyed close cooperation
and a trusting relationship for some time now, involving the regular exchange of
information on fuel efficiency and emissions and joint activities aimed at harmonizing
CO2 calculation methods.

“Sustainability and environmental management are key criteria for us in our
cooperation with logistics partners. That is why DHL launched the GoGreen Carrier
Rating program,” said Ingo-Alexander Rahn, Global Head of Air Freight at DHL
Global Forwarding. “This is the first time that air cargo was included in the rating, with
Lufthansa Cargo taking top spot straight off the bat, deservedly earning the right to
join the ranks of our Preferred Carriers.”

Lufthansa Cargo takes its environmental responsibility very seriously and aims to
reduce its specific CO2 emissions by 25 per cent by 2020 – taking 2005 as the
baseline. The cargo airline’s environmental management system has been ISO
14001 certified worldwide since 2015.

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