Summary of Environmental Performance 2007-2012

 

 

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Improvement
Absolute %
('07–'12)

Improvement
Normalized %
('07–'12)

Revenue
(U.S. dollars in millions)

$66,387

$60,909

$68,281

$64,306

$68,735

$81,698

N/A

N/A

Employment
(year end)

159,313

162,191

157,073

160,537

171,715

174,429

N/A

N/A

Deliveries
(commercial airplanes and defense new-build production aircraft)

552

474

602

577

592

745

N/A

N/A

Energy consumption
(in millions of MMBTUs or trillions of British Thermal Units)

12.97

12.71

12.67

12.27

12.87

12.64

3%

21%

CO2 emissions
(in millions of metric tons)

1.29

1.25

1.21*

1.17*

1.20*

1.17

9%

26%

Water intake
(in billions of U.S. gallons)

1.83

1.81

1.71

1.63

1.66

1.80

2%

20%

Hazardous waste
(in thousands of U.S. tons generated)

8.99

7.71

8.15

6.94

7.50

7.40

18%

33%

Solid waste diverted from landfills
(as a percentage of total nonhazardous solid waste generated)

58%

64%

68%

73%

76%

79%

36%

N/A

Environmental fines
(U.S. dollars in millions)

$0.472

$0.024

$0.028

$0.647

$0.226

$0.079

N/A

N/A

While growing our business, increasing production and hiring more than 13,000 new employees, Boeing has steadily reduced its environmental footprint.

With the close of 2012, the company concluded its first-ever five-year goal to improve companywide environmental performance: to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, hazardous-waste generation and water intake by 25 percent on a revenue-adjusted basis and by 1 percent on an absolute basis.

On an absolute basis, Boeing reduced CO2 emissions by 9 percent, energy use by 3 percent, hazardous waste by 18 percent, and water intake by 2 percent since 2007.

On a revenue-adjusted basis, Boeing reduced CO2 emissions by 26 percent, energy use by 21 percent, hazardous waste by 33 percent, and water intake by 20 percent since 2007. In 2012, 79 percent of the solid waste we generated was diverted from landfills -- a 36 percent improvement since 2007.

Data reported in this section reflects environmental performance at the following sites, which represent the vast majority of Boeing’s operations in the United States:

  • Alabama: Huntsville
  • Arizona: Mesa
  • California: Anaheim; El Segundo; Huntington Beach; and Boeing Defense, Space & Security operations in Long Beach
  • Kansas: Boeing Defense, Space & Security operations in Wichita
  • Missouri: St. Charles and St. Louis
  • Oregon: Portland
  • Pennsylvania: Philadelphia
  • Texas: Houston and San Antonio
  • Washington: Auburn, Developmental Center, Everett, Frederickson, Kent Space Center, Moses Lake, North Boeing Field, Plant 2, Renton and Thompson

In some cases, data from additional sites and office locations are included. When that occurs, it is indicated in the footnotes accompanying data tables and graphs.

The graphs in this section are labeled with information rounded to the nearest decimal place. However, graphs throughout this Environment Report are calculated using whole values. Consequently, some slight variation may occur for the purpose of creating visual presentations.