Annette Mann heads Corporate Responsibility unit

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  • Lufthansa Group supports undertaking to deliver so named “green hydrogen”
  • Company responsibility system systematically designed even further

Since the starting of the year, Annette Mann has headed the recently established device of Company Obligation at the Lufthansa Group. In this operate, she is responsible for the more improvement, administration and implementation of a holistic and Team-vast sustainability method. This includes, in certain, steps for local weather-neutral traveling, the optimization of the complete journey chain underneath the element of sustainability, Group-large reporting on non-economical subjects, and social determination. Annette Mann stories straight to Christina Foerster, Executive Board Member Buyer, IT & Corporate Duty at the Lufthansa Group.

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“Flying and climate protection really should not contradict one particular another. The technological foundations for weather-neutral flying have been set up and now it is a subject of shaping the demanding path to implementation. We will combine sustainability into the core of our business product and continually acquire new items and services for our prospects that will make flight functions and the entire vacation chain drastically more sustainable. We have already shown our pioneering part in the use of weather-pleasant systems and remedies on a number of instances. We are continuously pursuing this path and will established ourselves bold goals in the method,” states Annette Mann.

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In her new role, Annette Mann has agreed to have Lufthansa Group take part in a groundbreaking challenge to make so-named “green hydrogen” in the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi. The representatives of the associates concerned in this task have signed a memorandum of knowledge, which consist of the Abu Dhabi Office of Vitality, Siemens Energy World wide, Masdar and Marubeni Corporation, Khalifa University, Ethihad Airways and the Lufthansa Group.

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So-referred to as eco-friendly hydrogen is obtained by splitting drinking water from renewable energies such as wind or solar electrical power, which is an environmentally pleasant way of producing hydrogen. In the future, sustainable gas, between other issues, can also be received based on this technique. “We are delighted to be associated in this undertaking and hence to be equipped to jointly improvement local weather-welcoming systems even additional. We are consistently pursuing our sustainability system. Abu Dhabi is just one of the most promising destinations for a foreseeable future creation facility and eco-friendly hydrogen is a key ingredient in the generation of so-named power-to-liquid kerosene (PtL). These electricity-primarily based and sustainable fuels are critical for transitioning the use of energy into the aviation sector,” claims Annette Mann, who signed the memorandum of knowledge on behalf of the Lufthansa Group.

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Hydrogen is, among the other matters, a considerable strength carrier for PtL kerosene, which has a central part in the de-carbonization strategy of aviation. The amount of money of CO2 released into the ambiance will be the same sum utilised through the manufacturing of the PtL. PtL technology is nonetheless at an early stage, and there are different productions principles that presently exist. So significantly, this sustainable kerosene has not yet been manufactured, but quite a few pilot crops are underneath building.

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Company accountability has usually been a core problem of the Lufthansa Team. The Group is carrying out all the things in its power to ensure that flights are significantly getting climate-friendly and as a result step by step coming closer to the vision of CO2-neutral flight operations.

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Because August 2019, Lufthansa Team travellers have been ready to offset their air vacation by employing sustainable aviation gas through the “Compensaid” system made by the Lufthansa Innovation Hub. Not long ago, this supply has also grow to be part of the Miles & Far more app. Irrespective of the specially complicated occasions at present, the Lufthansa Team is continuing to make investments in specifically gasoline-economical plane. This is currently the greatest lever for lowering emissions. The Group’s current fleet is notably economical from each an financial and an ecological level of watch – older and therefore far more inefficient aircraft types have by now been taken out of services in advance of plan, final calendar year.

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