Environmental Policy and Strategy

Innovation and technology are at the heart of what we do at Boeing, and they are fundamental to continual environmental improvement. As a company, we understand that environmental responsibility is crucial to our long-term success and our second century in business.

Air travel is an essential and inspirational part of modern life: it helps drive economic growth and prosperity, brings people around the world closer together, and opens the door to new life experiences. And our industry continues to grow. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), every day more than 8 million people fly to their destinations, and thousands of cargo and defense aircraft also take to the skies. Boeing expects this trend to continue over the next 20 years, with world passenger traffic projected to grow 5 percent annually and the commercial airplane fleet expected to nearly double by 2032.

We are committed to responsible environmental leadership as we serve our customers and as our business and industry grows. Our strategy to achieve this is made up of three tenets: Designing the Future, Innovating to Zero and Inspiring Global Collaboration.

Boeing is committed to offering the most advanced and fuel-efficient family of airplanes and services to our customers and to:

  • Conducting operations in compliance with applicable environmental laws, regulations, and Boeing policies and procedures.
  • Preventing pollution by conserving energy and resources, recycling, reducing waste and pursuing other source reduction strategies.
  • Continually improving our environmental management system.
  • Working together with our stakeholders on activities that promote environmental protection and stewardship.

We are continually researching new, innovative technologies to improve our company’s and our industry’s environmental performance. That includes improving operational efficiency for our customers with digital tools; using advanced, lightweight materials and improved aerodynamics to reduce our products’ fuel consumption; developing and commercializing new sustainable fuel sources; developing hybrid, solar and electric-powered aircraft; accelerating the efficiency of our facilities; and working with institutions, governments and stakeholders to build cleaner communities worldwide.