Business

June 5, 2012

Boeing reduces environmental footprint at time of rapid business growth

Since establishing aggressive environmental goals for internal operations four years ago, Boeing has steadily reduced its environmental footprint while rapidly expanding its business and significantly increasing monthly airplane production rates, the company reported in its fifth annual Environment Report.

In 2007, Boeing established aggressive internal five-year environmental goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, hazardous-waste generation and water intake by 1 percent on an absolute basis.

“Since then, Boeing brought two new airplanes to market, increased monthly production of jetliners by more than 25 percent, added well over 1 million square feet of additional manufacturing facilities and created 12,000 new jobs,” said Kim Smith, vice president of Environment, Health and Safety. “During this time, Boeing steadily reduced its environmental footprint.”

On an absolute basis, Boeing has reduced CO2 emissions by 3 percent, energy use by 1 percent, hazardous waste by 17 percent and water intake by 9 percent since 2007.

In addition to providing a detailed accounting of emissions, the report focuses on actions Boeing is taking to improve the environmental performance of its products, reduce the environmental footprint of its global operations and clean up locations affected by past business practices.

To view Boeing’s 2012 Environment Report, visit www.boeing.com/environment.




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