Financially sound & eco-friendly investing
We continue to modernize our vehicle and aircraft fleets as well as our buildings, machines and facilities, and we also continue to optimize our networks. The Group’s investment expenditure amounted to approximately €1.7 billion in the reporting year, putting it at the same level as in the previous year. An overview of our investments by division and by region is provided in our Annual Report.
Environmental aspects have great significance in our capital expenditure policies. Our Corporate Investment Policy specifies that the company may not make a replacement purchase if the replacement is not more energy efficient than its predecessor model or does not at least offer other environmental advantages. A detailed report about the modernization of our aircraft fleet and investments in vehicles and building technology can be found in the “Creating Shared Value through Environmental Protection“ chapter.