Boeing is a responsible partner, neighbor and citizen to the diverse communities and customers we serve.
With corporate offices in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 168,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces anywhere. Each year we submit our environmental data to various reporting agencies according to regulatory requirements. Additionally, we report to both the U.S. Toxic Release Inventory as well as Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory. A summary of our previous disclosures can be found in the 2013 Environment Report.
Boeing Australia represents the company’s largest operational footprint outside the United States. In 2013, Boeing Australia filed its fifth National Greenhouse and Energy Report, detailing its greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and energy production data. Boeing Australia's CO2-e emissions were calculated at 67,024 tons (60,804 metric tons)* and energy use at 111,865 kilowatt-hours (402,717 gigajoules). Overall, Boeing Australia has continually reduced its CO2-e emissions since the first reporting period in 2008–2009, while simultaneously increasing production rates of high-end aerostructure components.
Boeing participates in the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC Scheme), under the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change, a mandatory emissions trading scheme aimed at reducing CO2 emissions in the United Kingdom. For the reporting period April 1, 2012, through March 31, 2013, CRC-regulated emissions were 4,918 metric tons* (5,421 tons) of CO2. This is an 8 percent increase from the previous year.
United States and Canada
Boeing reports* to both the U.S. Toxic Release Inventory as well as Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory, an inventory of pollutant releases, off-site disposal and treatment, on an annual basis. In 2012, Boeing had a total release of 360,000 pounds (163,293 kilograms) and total transfers of 3.39 million pounds (1.53 million kilograms). Total release and transfers for 2012 equaled 3.75 million pounds (1.70 million kilograms). Data for 2013 will be submitted to the U.S. and Canadian governments after the publication of this report, and will be included in next year’s report. Data for 2007 through 2011 are available in the 2013 Environment Report.