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Boeing employees work on every continent, with 18 international offices around the globe. Our largest operations outside the United States are based in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.
In October 2011, Boeing filed its third National Greenhouse and Energy Report with the Australian Department of Climate Change. This report, which details greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and energy production data, must be completed by registered corporations that meet specified energy use and greenhouse gas emission thresholds.
For the 2010–2011 reporting period, the Australian government's Clean Energy Regulator released data for companies emitting more than 50,000 metric tons (55,116 tons) of equivalent carbon dioxide (CO2-e). Boeing Australia's CO2-e emissions were calculated at 89,926 metric tons (99,126 tons).
Overall, Boeing Australia has achieved a 9 percent reduction in CO2-e emissions since the first reporting period (2008–2009), while simultaneously increasing production rates of aerospace components.
Boeing reports to Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI), an inventory of pollutant releases, off-site disposal and treatment, on an annual basis. Since 2007, NPRI reporting increased significantly because of an increase in airplane production rates, resulting in the triggering of additional threshold reporting requirements. For more information, see the TRI/NPRI page in this Environment Report.
The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), under the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change, is a mandatory emissions trading scheme aimed at reducing CO2 emissions in the United Kingdom. The CRC aims to raise awareness of energy use and incentivize energy efficient operations.
For the first reporting period, April 1, 2010, through March 31, 2011, Boeing’s total footprint emissions were 4,037 metric tons (4,450 tons) of CO2, and CRC-regulated emissions were 3,895 metric tons (4,293 tons) of CO2. Boeing operations in the U.K. 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 Defence U.K. Ltd. has employees located at multiple locations throughout the U.K. supporting Ministry of Defence and U.S. military programs.
Additionally, CO2 emissions from Boeing subsidiaries Aviall U.K. Ltd., Continental DataGraphics Ltd., Jeppesen U.K. Ltd., and Narus U.K. Ltd. throughout the U.K. are also included in the Boeing U.K. CRC report.