As a result, emissions per dish at the individual locations are reduced by about 30 percent and about 5.5 tons of CO2 equivalents are saved weekly. LZ-Catering GmbH, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, which among other things operates the Lufthansa Group’s canteens, already became involved in the “KlimaTeller” in July 2012 and since then has been offering climate-friendly meals in the two canteens of Lufthansa Technik AG in Hamburg every Wednesday. Now the commitment to the environment is being expanded to the other canteen locations.
On the promotion days, more than 26,000 guests enjoy exquisite dishes made with chicken or turkey, vegetarian dishes and also plenty of sustainably-caught fish from the sea or lakes. Dr. Karlheinz Haag, Director Environmental Concepts of the Lufthansa Group comments: “The KlimaTeller diet concept shows that it is important to do something for the environment and climate, even in possibly small steps. If, in addition, you can also do something positive for your health with a good and tasty meal, then one can only welcome this initiative”.
The livestock industry, with a quota of about 18 percent, produces approximately as much greenhouse gases as the complete field of transport and several times more than the quota of 2.46 percent of CO2 emissions accounted for by global air traffic. The major part of it is caused by just a few products. Red meat and dairy products, with an absolute fat content of more than 15 percent make a negative contribution to the greenhouse gas effect due to their particularly high CO2 equivalents.
The “KlimaTeller” was introduced In June 2011 by Verein Greenflux e.V., with the objective of informing about the connection between diet and climate change and actively protecting the climate.