We are committed to working with the community and being transparent in our operations and remediation activities. Our efforts have been recognized by a number of independent organizations. But our real satisfaction comes from knowing our work is having a positive effect on the environment.
- Five Boeing employees—Steven Baughcum, Mikhail Danilin, Douglas DuBois, Stephen Henderson and Donald Sutkus—were presented certificates of appreciation by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for contributing substantially to the work leading to the Nobel Peace Prize awarded the IPCC in 2007 for its efforts on man-made climate change research. The employees served as lead authors on chapters focused on aircraft emissions scenarios, modeling of aircraft emissions impact on atmospheric composition, aircraft technology, and aircraft-produced aerosols and cloudiness for the 1999 IPCC Special Report on "Aviation and the Global Atmosphere." Baughcum and Danilin have also actively served as technical reviewers of the main IPCC climate change assessment reports over the last ten years. Boeing is continuing to study how aviation can lessen its environmental impact.
- Boeing’s Renton and North Boeing Field sites in Washington State were recognized by the King County Department of Natural Resources for meeting all of the industrial wastewater discharge permit terms and conditions. This recognition marked North Boeing Field’s 11th consecutive annual Gold Award and Renton’s 10th consecutive annual Gold Award.
- The F/A-18E/F and EA-18G Acquisition Programs Green Hornet Team recently captured its fourth consecutive Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition team award. Established in 1993, the team focuses on developing ideas that lead to improving existing processes or products—or sometimes replacing them with more environmentally progressive substitutes. The team’s work has had a direct impact at St. Louis-based Boeing facilities, helping to reduce hazardous wastes by more than 62 percent since 2005.
- The P-8A Poseidon Environment, Safety and Occupational Health team recently received the Secretary of the Navy Award for Environmental Excellence and the Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition team award for exceptional environmental stewardship. The team was recognized for incorporating environmentally progressive design, material substitution, pollution prevention and recycling into the acquisition process. By undertaking environmental assessments for flight testing and incorporating a robust methodology, compliant with federal regulations DoD 5000.1 and 5000.2, to more efficiently manage environmental considerations throughout the airplanes' life cycle—from design to operations to end-of-life disposal—the team has implemented significant improvements.
- Boeing Mesa, Ariz., captured an EPA Environmental Outstanding Achievement Award for its contributions to protecting the environment in Arizona.
- Boeing Mesa, Ariz., received Clean Air Campaign Awards for Outstanding Trip Reduction and Outstanding Alternate Mode User (Bicyclist).
- Boeing San Antonio, Tex., received the Alamo Area Council of Governments Environmental Stewardship Award.
- Local water quality awards were presented by water treatment districts to many Boeing sites, including Portland, Ore.; Wichita, Kan.; St. Louis and St. Charles, Miss.; the Boeing Electronics Center in Renton, Wash.; and San Antonio and El Paso, Tex.