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Our Approach to Building a More Sustainable Future

Innovation, advanced technology drive improved environmental performance

Boeing aspires to be the best in aerospace and an enduring global industrial champion—a top performer in each and every area of our business. This includes an unwavering commitment to environmental innovation and performance in our products, services and operations.

In just over a decade, we’ve reduced greenhouse gas emissions in our production facilities by 28 percent over the past decade while increasing aircraft deliveries 66 percent. Additionally, we’re collaborating with, and investing in, companies that share our goal of a more sustainable future. This includes a new, innovative partnership aimed at reducing solid waste by about 2 million pounds (907,000 kg) annually by turning excess carbon fiber into consumer products.

New technologies are improving aerospace industry efficiencies by significantly reducing harmful emissions and environmental footprint of our commercial and defense products. For example, our 787 Dreamliner uses 20 percent less fuel than the airplane it’s replacing, and our 777X will be the world’s largest and most fuel-efficient twin-aisle airplane when it takes to the skies.

Looking to the future of mobility, our electric-powered, fully autonomous passenger air vehicle prototype started test flights this year. With a range of up to 50 miles (80.5 km), it has the potential to shape the future of air travel and transport. We’re also supporting sustainability in our communities through continued grants, partnerships and our employees’ time.

After launching our new Global 2025 Environment Strategy last year, we made progress by advancing environmental initiatives on many fronts. It’s a good start, but we know there is a lot of work ahead of us as we build a more sustainable future for our children and generations yet to come.

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Global Aviation Commitments

Improving aviation’s environmental footprint – global collaboration

Improving aviation’s environmental footprint – global collaboration Aviation is making progress on its global strategy to address climate change. In 2018, all airlines worldwide flying international routes began formal monitoring and reporting of their emissions as part of the historic Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), adopted by the United Nations in 2016.

CORSIA will help aviation meet its commitment to stop carbon emissions growth from 2020 and halve total carbon emissions by 2050.

Environment Strategy: The Future is Built Here

Addressing climate change requires credible actions and solutions.

Our Global 2025 Environment Strategy addresses risks and opportunities through a three-part focus on product innovation, sustainable operations and global collaboration.

Environment Strategy: The Future is Built Here

2018 Environmental Performance

Employees make big strides in conservation, but challenges remain

Environmental leadership is crucial to our being the best in aerospace and a global industrial champion. Stopping climate change requires credible actions and solutions. After launching our new Global 2025 Environment in June 2018, we made progress by advancing environmental initiatives on many fronts. Our environmental strategy addresses risks and opportunities through its three-part focus on product innovation, sustainable operations and global collaboration.

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Employee conservation efforts hit an all-time high in 2018 as creative projects across the company reduced energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and solid waste. We also developed new ideas to further reduce water consumption and hazardous waste. Due to increased airplane production and product deliveries in 2018, however, we fell short of our challenging water and hazardous waste reduction goals. Boeing remains committed to make great strides and redouble 2019 efforts to stay on track for future goals.

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First European factory, Boeing Sheffield, opens

Powerful Preservation Partnerships

Freighter Fueled with Biofuel

Sustainable Fuels for Reducing Emissions

Progress to 2025 Goals

Boeing’s Battle of the Buildings

777X Designed for Efficiency

Industry’s Efficiency Leader

More Efficient Than Ever

Efficient Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Performance

Reducing Solid Waste to Landfill

Making Industry-wide Progress

Reduction Reporting Recognized