Reducing Our Environmental Footprint
Environment, Health and Safety Organization
Environmental initiatives inside Boeing are consolidated into one corporate organization — Environment, Health and Safety — which works with our business units to drive an integrated, enterprisewide strategy that includes our products, services, processes and facilities. This strategy also considers the impact of our suppliers and customers.
Our strategy is guided by the Environment, Health and Safety Policy Council, led by Boeing Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney. This EHS Policy Council assures that strategy and performance targets are set and monitored at the highest levels of company leadership.
The Environment, Health and Safety organization contains functions focused on occupational safety and health, environmental and regulatory compliance. Responsibilities of the organization include:
- Establishing companywide strategies to address current and potential future environmental issues associated with Boeing products, services, facilities and technologies, and those of our suppliers and customers.
- Defining and implementing companywide environmental management systems and tools for integrating environmental capabilities into the company's core operating processes.
- Establishing standards, processes and guidelines for tracking Boeing's performance to these environmental plans and objectives.
- Assisting business partners in tracking their performance to environmental plans and objectives.
ISO 14001 Certification
Certification to the internationally recognized ISO 14001 environmental standard has strengthened our ability to meet our aggressive environmental targets.
By the end of 2008, all major Boeing facilities in the United States, Australia and Canada were certified to the ISO 14001 standard. Since then, the following Boeing sites have also earned ISO 14001 certification:
- Anaheim/Huntington Beach, Calif.
- Commercial Airplanes Commercial Aviation Services’ facilities in Kent and SeaTac, Wash.
- CDG, a Boeing subsidiary based in Los Angeles.
- Macon, Ga.
- Palmdale, Calif.
- Wichita, Kan.