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 harmonising 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 programme, 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 harmonising 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 programme”, 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.