Boeing in Washington 2015 Impact report – a year of growth and giving

From infrastructure to community investments, Boeing makes diverse and far-reaching impact in state

January 15, 2016 in Our Commitment

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By the sheer size of its presence, Boeing has historically had a significant impact on the state of Washington, but a new report – available online – captures the scope and scale of the company’s diverse and far-reaching impact on the state where it was founded.

The report demonstrates that 2015 was a year of substantial progress and increased commitment for Boeing in Washington. The company invested more than $1 billion in infrastructure that will enable it to build the next generation of airplanes, ranging from the 777X and 737 MAX to the KC-46 Tanker in Washington state.

In addition, the company’s investments extended to several hundred community partners as well, with the intent of benefitting the men, women and children who live in the Puget Sound area.

Report highlights include:

  • More than 250,000 children were served by educators participating in Boeing-funded professional development programs
  • More than 7,000 teachers, teaching artists, docents and parents received training to better teach arts education classes
  • More than a half million meals to feed local families in need were provided via employee food drives and giving
  • Approximately 2,000 veterans or military families in Washington were served via Boeing grants
  • Boeing’s Employees Community Fund (ECF) assisted more than 3 million people in 10 counties with grants focused on capital projects, equipment needs and programs
  • Boeing employees donated more than 8,800 pints of blood, which helped more than 26,000 local patients
  • Boeing received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award, the National Excellence in Restoration Award from NOAA and the 2015 Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling Award from King County

By Deborah Feldman

The Boeing in Washington 2015 Impact report