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Creating a Better Future
Message From Jim McNerney and Mary Armstrong
Photo: Boeing Photo
Environmental considerations drive our people and our business.
Our customers want more airplanes that can be operated and maintained using less fuel and fewer hazardous chemicals. Our investors want the increased productivity that comes from saving energy, conserving water and eliminating waste. Our neighbors want to ensure that we are protecting the environment. And the innovative people of Boeing, as we have always done in the past, are stepping up to this challenge.
For the past 95 years, Boeing has focused some of the best and brightest talent from around the world to develop that which rested only in the imagination of previous generations. As we look forward to our 100th anniversary as a company, we realize that pollution and climate change are serious challenges that require aggressive action. We also believe that, through our skilled and innovative workforce, we are making tremendous strides to improve the environmental performance of our company, our products and the global aerospace industry.
We are building the next generation of efficient aerospace products. We are pioneering the research into cleaner fuels. We are improving the efficiency of the global air traffic management system to reduce the global carbon footprint of air travel. And we are investing in bold, new technologies to create a brighter future.
At the same time, inside our own facilities, we are conserving energy, water and natural resources; this both improves our productivity and decreases Boeing's environmental footprint. Since 2002, on a revenue-adjusted basis, Boeing has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 28 percent, energy consumption by 30 percent, hazardous-waste generation by 44 percent and water intake by 41 percent.
"Through our skilled and innovative workforce, we are making tremendous strides to improve the environmental performance of Boeing, of our products and of the global aerospace industry."
Our newest facility in South Carolina demonstrates Boeing's commitment to continuous environmental improvement. This site will send zero waste to landfills and be powered entirely with energy from renewable sources — including solar panels on the roof of the 787 Dreamliner final assembly building there.
At Boeing, we have challenged ourselves to make our products, services and operations ever more environmentally progressive. Boeing employees around the globe are embracing this challenge and making incredible strides to benefit our customers, our investors, our communities and our world. As we accelerate these environmental improvements, we continue to pursue new game-changing possibilities.