Operational Footprint Goals

While our business continues to grow, we are committed to zero growth for our environmental targets.

Summary of Environmental and Business Performance 2013

Operational footprint goals

Boeing continues to accelerate improvements in the environmental performance of the company’s operations. From 2007 to 2012, during a time of significant business growth, Boeing surpassed its first set of absolute-reduction targets.

Building on the demonstrated performance of the first set of five-year targets, and as business continues to grow, Boeing is committed that, by the end of 2017, our greenhouse gas emissions, water intake and solid waste to landfills will remain the same, as they were at the end of 2012. Additionally, we are committed to limiting our hazardous waste generation to no more than the rate at which our business is growing.

About this section

The graphs and charts in this section are labeled with information rounded to the nearest decimal place and reflect the environmental performance of the majority of Boeing facilities, calculated from a baseline of 2012 values. However, some slight variation in the display of the data may occur in the visual appearance of some graphs for the purpose of creating visual presentations.

Additionally, each chart is represented by its own data set that is described in the accompanying footnotes.

Footnote for Performance Summary Chart and Graph

  • Data reported in this chart for the greenhouse gas emissions, hazardous waste, water intake and solid waste to landfill reflect environmental performance at the following sites from a baseline set on 2012 values. These sites (known as Core Sites) represent the vast majority of Boeing’s operations and are identified by the city in which the Boeing operation resides. For each metric, additional facilities and office buildings have also been included where information is available.
    • Alabama: Huntsville
    • Arizona: Mesa
    • California: El Segundo, Torrance, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Seal Beach, Palmdale
    • Illinois: Chicago
    • Indiana: Gary
    • Kansas: Wichita
    • Missouri: St. Charles, St. Louis
    • Ohio: Heath
    • Oregon: Gresham
    • Pennsylvania: Ridley Park
    • South Carolina: Charleston, Ladson
    • Texas: Houston, San Antonio
    • Utah: Salt Lake City
    • Washington: Auburn, Tukwila (Developmental Center, Duwamish Towers), Everett, Frederickson, Kent, Seattle (North Boeing Field, Plant 2, Thompson, South Park), Renton (737 Assembly, Longacres), SeaTac, Bellevue
    • Canada: Winnipeg
    • Australia: Fishermans Bend
    • Site changes:
      Anaheim, California (Closed in 2012): 2012 partial year data only
      Bankstown, Australia (Closed in 2013): 2012 and 2013 partial year data only .
  • Deliveries include commercial airplanes as well as defense new-build production aircraft as reported in the Boeing Annual Report for the corresponding calendar year.
  • Revenue numbers reflect the amounts reported in the Boeing Annual Report for the corresponding year.
  • Employment numbers include all subsidiaries, leaves of absence less than 90 days, and full-time and part-time contingent labor, and are net of additions and reductions. They reflect the numbers as published on our Employment webpage.
  • Greenhouse gas: Total greenhouse gas emissions reflect data from the Core Sites as well as the data from Portland, Oregon (PDX Paint Hangars), and the Phoenix, Arizona. One metric ton equals approximately 2,204.62 pounds. See footnote in Greenhouse Gas Emissions section for more detail.
  • Water: Total water intake reflects data from the Core Sites as well as the data from Portland, Oregon (PDX Paint Hangars). One U.S. gallon equals approximately 3.79 liters.
  • Solid waste: Total solid waste represents values determined from scale-weighed containers as well as calculated weights.
  • Hazardous waste: Total hazardous waste generation reflects data from the Core Sites as well as data from Portland, Oregon (PDX Paint Hangars); Jacksonville, Florida ; El Paso, Texas; Macon, Georgia; and Sylmar, California.
  • Environmental fines represent total environmental fines paid in the corresponding calendar year.