Measuring Our Progress
Boeing's largest presence outside the United States is in Australia. Last October, Boeing filed a report with the Australian Department of Climate Change detailing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions during the 2008-2009 Australian fiscal year. The report calculated emissions based on electricity and fuel consumption at Australian sites for which Boeing had the obligation to report greenhouse gas emissions and energy usage.
When publishing the information required by the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007, the Australian government released data only for companies emitting more than 125,000 metric tons of equivalent carbon dioxide (CO2–e). For the 2008-2009 fiscal year, Boeing's CO2–e emissions in Australia were calculated at 98,000 metric tons, a level which did not reach the current threshold to be included in the government's report. Boeing will continue reporting emissions to the Australian government on an annual basis as required.