The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing Boeing with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award for the company's continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.
Boeing will receive the award April 13 in Washington, D.C. It is the sixth consecutive year the company has been honored with an ENERGY STAR Award.
"Recognition by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR program for sustained excellence is a tribute to our employees' commitment to environmental leadership," said Ursula English, vice president of Environment, Health & Safety. "We're inspired to keep embedding energy conservation technologies into our processes and operations."
Kim Newton, director of Shared Services Group's Operational Excellence organization, will accept the award on behalf of Boeing.
"Our partnership with ENERGY STAR has provided guidance to achieve continued improvements in our energy efficiency," Newton said. "We are on track to meet our environmental targets of zero growth by 2017 in greenhouse gas emissions, even while increasing production rates and adding new manufacturing facilities."
During 2015, Boeing improved energy efficiency, invested in key energy infrastructure and continued public outreach with its conservation message.
"By continued collaboration with ENERGY STAR, The Boeing Company is helping Americans save money, save energy and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change," said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. "I'm proud to recognize Boeing with the highest form of ENERGY STAR recognition, as the winner of the 2016 Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award. Boeing demonstrates a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations."
The 2016 Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing harmful carbon pollution through energy efficiency efforts. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors.
By Michael Boroughs