Corporate responsibility is an integral part of the Lufthansa Group and as an internationally operating company and part of German and global society, the Group assumes responsibility for social challenges over and above its business activities, contributing to tackle them in a sustainable manner.
At the heart of these efforts is help alliance, the aid organization of the Lufthansa Group.
Founded in 1999 by 13 Lufthansa employees, help alliance supports approximately 10,000 disadvantaged people – especially children and young people – in more than 30 projects worldwide to give them better prospects in life. By providing access to education and promoting income-generating measures, the beneficiaries are given the chance to lead a self-determined life. The projects are exclusively funded by donations.
What’s special about help alliance is that each project is submitted by a Lufthansa Group employee and managed in a voluntary capacity. Every donation is spent on the project work, because the Lufthansa Group covers the administrative costs of its aid organization with its own donations. Employees pay regular visits to project sites in order to confirm that donations are used accordingly.