Boeing Reduces Environmental Footprint


Since establishing aggressive environmental goals for internal operations four years ago, The Boeing Company 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, click here.

Download Center

  • Monitoring and Reporting on Air Emissions for Regulators and the Real World

    When it comes to managing compliance and regulatory issues surrounding air emissions, there are no easy jobs. With interviews from practitioners from American Electric Power, Red Cedar Gathering, Trinity Consultants, and Cority, this eBook provides practical advice to advance your air emissions monitoring and reporting programs.

  • What Every EHS Professional Should Know About ESG

    Join experts from Arcadis and Cority on April 27th to learn the most common ESG reporting frameworks and how technology can help you improve reporting efficiency, identify areas for improvement, and create defensible audit trails.

  • Green Quadrant EHS Software 2021

    Read the new report by independent analyst firm, Verdantix, to get an unbiased comparison of the 22 most prominent EHS software vendors in the industry.

  • RFP Template for Waste Management Software

    Learn the essential questions to ask when evaluating waste management software solutions with this free, ready-to-use RFP template

  • 5 Keys to Best-in-Class Chemical Management

    Running a safe chemical program is challenging and complex: from knowing what's on-site to proper handling and disposal - all while navigating regulatory changes. Learn the best ways to mitigate chemical risk, get the most value out of your data, and gain buy-in for a chemical management solution.

Featured Webinar