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04/07/2014 | Employee engagement delivers rewards for DHL Express

DHL Express has received numerous external awards for its HR activities over the last couple of years, with the latest recognition recently given for our efforts to advance employee conditions in several European countries. Please read and SEE why the DHL employees are its biggest assets with DHL's first ever "comic strip" picture release.

03/18/2014 | Measurement laboratory on a Lufthansa A340-600 contributes to an important discovery that will help to protect the ozone layer

Researchers at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, have made a new discovery that will play a significant role in halting ozone depletion. Their findings were published recently in the renowned scientific journal Nature Geoscience.

03/12/2014 | Communicating sustainability: The 10th report on corporate responsibility has been released

In issuing its "Corporate Responsibility Report 2013" today, Deutsche Post DHL is celebrating a little anniversary. The latest edition is the 10th report in which the Group informs its stakeholders and the general public about the initiatives, guidelines, projects and measures it has developed and introduced as part of its corporate and social responsibility. This year also marks the first time that the Corporate Responsibility Report is being issued alongside the company's Annual Report.

03/12/2014 | Lufthansa Group says "yes" to career and family

Where do employees of Lufthansa Group need more support in order to reconcile their careers and their family life even more effectively? This question was the focus of the first Lufthansa Family Congress on 7th March at the Lufthansa Training & Conference Center in Seeheim. At the invitation of Dr. Bettina Volkens, Chief Officer Corporate Human Resources and Legal Affairs, around 70 employees from all areas of the Group exchanged views openly within the framework of a think-tank on all the issues and concerns associated with child care.

03/10/2014 | Alstom publishes animated series on corporate social responsibility

What is an eco-city? How do you put the environment first in the design process? How can CO2 be captured to help fight climate change?

In its animated series Alstom answers these questions, while giving you a glimpse into how the company is shaping the future in a responsible way.

03/05/2014 | DHL delivers greater carbon emissions transparency

DHL Global Forwarding, Freight further expands its portfolio of carbon reporting services for transports. The company adopted the Greenhouse Gas Protocol "Product Lifecycle Accounting and Reporting Standard" for Carbon Reports, launched a new web platform called "DHL Carbon Dashboard 2.0" and unveiled "Quick Scan", which measures enterprises carbon efficiency and compares it with industry benchmarks.

03/04/2014 | Deutsche Lufthansa: Efficiency gains reach new heights

The lighting in the A380 hangar at Frankfurt Airport is spot on. In one section of the building, Lufthansa Technik recently installed 24 high-performance LED floodlights on the ceiling – at a record-breaking height of 31 metres. Based on an annual usage of 6,000 hours, this modern light field alone will enable the company to save 88 megawatt-hours, and thus 40 tonnes of CO2, compared to the previous lighting system. That represents a 42 per cent improvement over conventional lighting.

02/25/2014 | Online-Fundraising: Lufthansa Group supports "Lab around the world"

How can the digital networking of the world be used even more effectively for social purposes? Answers to this question are currently being collected by eleven employees of Germany's largest online fund-raising platform,, within the context of the "Lab around the World" project. The Lufthansa Group supports this innovative research project as a cooperation partner. 

02/12/2014 | Lufthansa takes delivery of world’s first aircraft with vortex generators

Lufthansa will today take delivery of its first Airbus A320 with vortex generators. The brand-new Airbus aircraft with registration D-AIUB is scheduled to land at Frankfurt Airport at 4.20 p.m. Based here, it will serve short and medium-haul destinations in Germany and Europe. 

02/12/2014 | Golden jubilee: About 420 employees celebrate 50th anniversary at Deutsche Post DHL

More than 20,000 years of service at Deutsche Post DHL: This year, about 420 employees contributed to this impressive figure and have been honored by the company today. The world's leading mail and logistics service group is one of the few German companies which have such a large number of employees with a golden jubilee. Over 270 of them have been personally recognized by Deutsche Post DHL's CEO Frank Appel and Angela Titzrath, Board Member for Personnel.

02/11/2014 | Lufthansa jumbo boasts lower noise emissions and fuel burn

Gently upswept wings, high-tech wingtips, the saw-tooth pattern on the trailing edges of the jet engine nozzles and the characteristic “hump” at the front of the fuselage – as every Lufthansa aficionado knows, these are the distinguishing features of the Boeing 747-8. At first sight, however, it is not immediately apparent that this wide-bodied aircraft is also the “Queen of the Skies” in terms of noise emissions and fuel efficiency.

02/06/2014 | Deutsche Telekom sets Group-wide climate protection target

The Deutsche Telekom Board of Management has decided on an ambitious climate protection target. CO2 emissions are to be reduced by 20 percent across the Group by the year 2020. This means that the Group will reduce these emissions by around 430,000 tons of CO2 per year. This amount is equivalent to the emissions of about 1.1 billion passenger kilometers in air traffic, or about 28,000 flights around the world.

02/04/2014 | Deutsche Lufthansa:With the aid of innovative software, LSG Sky Chefs has lowered the amount of energy and electricity used by its dishwashing lines at 65 locations worldwide

02/03/2014 | Deutsche Post DHL donates USD 250,000 to build houses for people in need in Latin America

Deutsche Post DHL, the world's leading postal and logistics group, handed over a special donation of USD 250,000 to the non-profit organization TECHO for building 100 new houses for families living in poverty stricken areas of Latin America and the Caribbean. With this donation Deutsche Post DHL becomes one of the organization’s main allies in reaching its 2014 goal of completing the building of 100,000 houses in the 19 countries where TECHO is active with this project.

01/30/2014 | Lufthansa Group also saves energy on the ground

The Lufthansa Aviation Center (LAC) at Frankfurt Airport was honoured five years ago, on 2nd February 2009, by the EU for its energy efficiency. As one of the first buildings in Germany, since then it has been able to refer to itself as a "Green Building". The Lufthansa Group is constantly working to reduce energy consumption and improve environmental efficiency. In doing so, the Group not only invests in a modern, environmentally-efficient and quiet fleet. The company's buildings also set standards.

01/28/2014 | BASF to build new chelating agent plant for more sustainable detergents and cleaners

In order to meet the fast growing global market demand for its innovative chelating agent, BASF will build a new Trilon® M (methylglycinediacetic acid) world scaleplant at Evonik’s Theodore, Alabamasite. The investment will be about $90 million and create around 20 additional jobs. The new production facilityis planned to start up in the second half of 2015.

01/27/2014 | Deutsche Post DHL introduces more comprehensive carbon accounting and reporting standards for GoGreen products and services

  • GoGreen products and transports entirely climate neutral as of 2014
  • Emissions accounting for offsetting and Carbon Reports now including all relevant greenhouse gases and upstream emissions
  • Carbon Accounting on company and product level in compliance with the international Greenhouse Gas Protocols' standards

01/23/2014 | Deutsche Lufthansa: The workplace of tomorrow

Technological change and social trends such as digitisation, globalisation, diverse life models and demographic developments are changing how, when and where we work. Work-life integration, working from home and flexible working models are issues that human resources managers now have to contend with. Companies are responding to these challenges by introducing innovative work arrangements and new work models. Infrastructure requirements, in the office for one, are changing, simultaneously.

01/23/2014 | DHL Resilience360 – a new risk management solution to give customers the competitive edge in logistics

DHL - the world’s leading logistics company – today announced the launch of DHL Resilience360. It is a unique new risk management solution which will enable businesses to turn supply chain disruption and global environmental and socio-political volatility into competitive advantage by providing them with a holistic, end-to-end view of their supply chains and real-time risk visibility.

01/22/2014 | Coca-Cola Installs 1 Millionth HFC-Free Cooler Globally, Preventing 5.25MM Metrics Tons of CO2

The Coca-Cola Company today announced that it has installed its 1 millionth hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-free cooler using natural refrigerant in the marketplace, preventing the emission of 5.25 million metric tons of CO2 over 10 years.  This milestone marks significant progress in the Company’s effort to phase out the use of HFC refrigerant—a well-known contributor to climate change—in Coca-Cola dispensers, vending machines and coolers globally.  Together with its bottling partners, the Coca-Cola system has established a goal that all



Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V.

econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organisations of German business specializing in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Founded in 2000 on the initiative of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the goal of econsense is to provide a dialogue platform and think tank, with the dual objectives of advancing sustainable development in business and assuming social responsibility.