Inspiring Global Collaboration
Building Better Communities Worldwide
As a committed, responsible environmental leader focused on healthy global growth, we collaborate with research institutions, customers, universities and governments to solve problems and partner with local communities about the importance of environmental protection and preservation.
In 2013 Boeing supported almost 100 projects around the world focused on environmental education, energy efficiency and conservation efforts. Working with community and business partners in Italy, Boeing supports the nationwide educational program “Svitati per l’ambiente” (“Let's talk about sustainability”), which fosters young people’s interest in sustainable development and raises their awareness of the importance of environmental protection. In Indonesia, Boeing has partnered with The Nature Conservancy in support of the Berau Forest Carbon Program, which aims to bring almost 2 million acres (800,000 hectares) of forest land on the island of Borneo under effective management, lowering Indonesia’s carbon emissions, while also protecting biodiversity and improving the livelihoods of local communities.
In the United States, Boeing supported more than 40 university student chapter projects through the nonprofit Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA), which helps to inspire the next generation of engineers to solve critical community problems by implementing deep-rooted engineering solutions that improve environmental and community performance. Through another collaboration with the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), Boeing is helping Southeast Asian farmers grow plants that can be used to make sustainable aviation biofuel, which not only helps to reduce carbon emissions, but also improves the livelihoods of rural communities.
To read other stories of how Boeing is building better communities worldwide, read our Global Corporate Citizenship report.