US Congressional Organization FMC presented the "Statesmanship Award 2019" to Lufthansa for its social commitments
The Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) paid tribute to the Lufthansa Group for its sustainable corporate actions. At its annual Statesmanship Award Dinner in Washington DC, Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, accepted the organization’s award.
Carsten Spohr said at the award ceremony on Wednesday evening: "Sustainable commercial success is only possible if we also live up to our social responsibilities and our responsibility for the environment. Social commitment is therefore a high priority for all companies of the Lufthansa Group. It is even more reason for me to be delighted that our work has now been honored with the Statesmanship Award. I accept this honor today on behalf of all 135,000 employees of the Lufthansa Group, whose great commitment is recognized by this award".
Responsibility for society and the environment is a central and strategic leitmotif for the Lufthansa Group. Notable, as a globally active corporate citizen was the Lufthansa Group’s support for the Aguadilla, Puerto Rico region following Hurricane Maria in autumn 2017. A Lufthansa Technik facility is active in Aguadilla. The storm knocked out power as well as other services there and a Lufthansa Cargo MD11F with 80 tons of relief supplies for the region was dispatched to the facility.
The FMC also honored the Lufthansa Group for the activities of Cargo Human Care in Kenya. Here, doctors who treat and care for hundreds of children every year are supported in their activities.
The Lufthansa Group is the first aviation group to receive this award.