Lufthansa global environmental management system recognised again

The Lufthansa Group’s cargo airline and subsidiary time:matters GmbH achieve revised ISO 14001 environmental standard certification

Bettina Jansen Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo’s sustainable environmental strategy keeps going from strength to strength. The company has once again been worldwide acknowledged with the internationally recognized ISO14001 certificate. This time Lufthansa Cargo was audited according to the revised (and therefore more demanding) version, which contains a number of changes and updates not previously required so explicitly of companies.


“We worked together with the various departments to successfully implement the standard’s more stringent requirements with respect to risk determination, stakeholder orientation and life cycle assessment, including supplier management”, said Bettina Jansen, Head of Environmental Management at Lufthansa Cargo. “As an airline, we have a special responsibility to our environment. We live up to this responsibility through our ambitious environmental targets, especially in areas of particular environmental relevance, such as flight operations, cargo handling and infrastructure.”


Certification began in Frankfurt in 2008 before being gradually expanded. Lufthansa Cargo has already been ISO certified at all German stations since 2010. Worldwide certification for Lufthansa Cargo came in 2015 for the first time, and the scope was extended to include subsidiary Jettainer GmbH. The certification of subsidiary time:matters GmbH is now another successful milestone.



About Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo ranks among the world’s leading air freight carriers. In the 2016 business year, the airline transported around 1.6 million tonnes of freight and mail and sold 8.4 billion revenue tonne-kilometres. The company currently employs about 4,500 people worldwide. Lufthansa Cargo focuses on the airport-to-airport business. The cargo carrier serves around 300 destinations in more than 100 countries with its own fleet of freighters, the belly capacities of passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Eurowings, and an extensive road feeder service network. The bulk of the cargo business is routed through Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned Lufthansa subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.