2009 Environment Report Boeing
Our Enviromental Policy

Boeing is committed to operating in a manner that promotes environmental stewardship. We will strive to:

Boeing’s Climate Change Approach

Boeing believes that climate change is a serious environmental challenge that requires credible action. Recognizing this, Boeing is committed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from our facilities and products.

As the global community develops approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Boeing acknowledges that voluntary measures alone may not be enough and supports development of mandatory, yet flexible frameworks to address emission reductions.

Boeing recognizes that appropriate action may vary from one sector to another. A comprehensive approach would take into account the most effective way to deal with each industry sector.

As a technology and aerospace industry leader, Boeing will work with our customers and other industry stakeholders to:

  • Pioneer new technology to improve the global transportation system
  • Increase research to improve efficiencies throughout the system: air and ground operations, in-service fleet environmental performance and introduction of sustainable advanced-generation biofuels
  • Accelerate adoption of environmentally progressive products and services
  • Reduce carbon intensity of air transportation by reducing CO2 emissions 15 percent with each new generation of commercial aircraft

Boeing’s greatest contribution will continue to be through innovation—and Boeing will remain committed to improving technologies for sustainable, renewable energy systems.

In addition, Boeing set aggressive and transparent enterprisewide performance targets to drive environmental thought and action throughout its operations. By 2012 at its major manufacturing facilities, Boeing targets 25 percent improvement goals for solid waste recycling rates, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions intensity, and a comparable goal for hazardous waste reduction. All of Boeing's major manufacturing sites are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 14001 environmental management system standard.