Reducing Our Environmental Footprint
International Operations and Reporting
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Boeing's presence in Australia is the company's largest operational footprint outside the United States. Boeing, which has a heritage in Australia spanning more than 80 years, now has about 2,800 employees working across a range of manufacturing, commercial and defense programs at 28 locations throughout the country.
In October 2010, Boeing filed its second National Greenhouse and Energy report with the Australian Department of Climate Change detailing greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and energy production data. This comprehensive report must be completed by organizations whose energy use and greenhouse gas emissions meet a certain threshold. For the 2009-2010 reporting period, the Australian government released data only for companies emitting more than 87,500 metric tons of equivalent carbon dioxide (CO2-e); Boeing’s CO2-e emissions in Australia were calculated at 89,100 metric tons.
Boeing cut emissions in Australia by 9 percent compared to the previous 2008–2009 reporting period by reducing the number of company cars, consolidating facilities and reducing the amount of natural gas used at manufacturing facilities.
With more than 1,500 employees, Boeing facilities in Canada produce parts, components, assemblies and software applications in support of commercial and defense customers. We report to Canada's National Pollutant Release Inventory, an inventory of pollutant releases and recycling, on an annual basis. For more information, see the Toxic Release Inventory/National Pollutant Release Inventory data page provided elsewhere in this Environment Report.
The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (U.K. CRC), under the Department of Energy and Climate Change, is a mandatory emissions trading scheme aimed at reducing CO2 emissions in the United Kingdom. Boeing is currently compiling our report for the first reporting period, 2010-2011.
Boeing operations in the U.K. that are required to report on their greenhouse gas emissions under the U.K. CRC consist of multiple units and subsidiaries. Boeing U.K. Training and Flight Services Ltd. operate flight simulators for training on Boeing aircraft at several locations throughout the U.K. Boeing Defense U.K. Ltd. has employees located at multiple locations throughout the U.K. supporting Ministry of Defense and U.S. military programs.
Additionally, greenhouse gas emissions from Boeing subsidiaries Jeppesen U.K. Ltd. and Aviall U.K. Ltd. throughout the U.K. are also included in the total Boeing U.K. CRC reporting requirements.
European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) for Aviation
Starting in 2011, aircraft operators are required to submit emissions reporting of flight operations into, out of and within the European Union. In March 2011, Boeing submitted an Aircraft Emissions Monitoring report, an annual accounting of emissions associated with company-operated aircraft, and a Tonne Kilometer Monitoring report, a one-time submission detailing passenger and freight loads per flight. This information will be used to determine how many allowances are allocated to Boeing under the EU ETS regional cap-and-trade system.