Lufthansa given green award by DHL

DHL Global Forwarding has named Lufthansa as ‘preferred carrier’ and presented the airline with a GoGreen carrier certificate.

The GoGreen system is a four aircraft system (not unlike stars) that the German Logistics giant uses to measure the environmental standards of air carriers. Lufthansa Cargo is the only airline in the world to score full points in the environmental performance survey conducted by DHL, with the airline scoring top marks in all of the four GoGreen categories.

According to DHL, Lufthansa 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).”

Bettina Jansen, head of environmental management at Lufthansa Cargo, said: “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.”

Lufthansa said that both companies have enjoyed “close cooperation and a trusting relationship” for some time, involving the regular exchange of information on fuel efficiency and emissions and joint activities aimed at harmonising CO2 calculation methods.

Ingo-Alexander Rahn, global head of airfreight at DHL Global Forwarding, said: “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.

“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.”  
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