Boeing making strides in enhancing “green” footprint
Boeing has released its 2015 Environment Report highlighting the company's increased use of renewable energy, testing of environmentally promising technologies and other progress toward improving the environmental performance of its products, services and operations.
“Boeing is committed to further innovation to improve the environmental performance of our products, our services and our industry,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney. “As we prepare for our second century of innovation and leadership, we do so with a clear view of our planet, our responsibility to future generations and the ways in which our teams are changing the world.”
The report updates Boeing’s major facilities’ performance to the environmental targets of zero growth by 2017 in greenhouse gas emissions, water intake, hazardous waste generation and solid waste sent to landfills. It also shows how Boeing employees demonstrate their environmental commitment through education, preservation and conservation activities in the communities where they live and work.
Highlights of the 2015 Report include:
- Increasing use of renewable energy, including powering the 4.3-million-square-foot 737 factory in Renton, Washington, with electricity from 100-percent renewable sources
- Testing more than 40 technologies on the ecoDemonstrator 787 and 757 to improve airplane fuel efficiency and reduce emissions and noise
- Continuing Boeing leadership to develop sustainable aviation biofuel, including the world’s first flights using “green diesel”
- Successfully launching the first two all-electric-propulsion satellites, which use only clean electric power and nonhazardous gas for propulsion
- Collaborating with global partners on environmental issues facing the aerospace industry
- Feature stories on employees around the world who are working to improve Boeing’s environmental performance