Boeing has received an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence in recognition of the company’s successful energy conservation practices. It is the 11th consecutive year Boeing has received the award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“This recognition demonstrates the tremendous and long-standing commitment of our team to focus on conservation, recycling and the increased use of renewable energy,” said Chris Raymond, chief sustainability officer at Boeing. “I applaud all of our Boeing employees who are embracing efforts to drive change inside our four walls and in our communities each and every day.”
The 2021 award is based on Boeing’s energy conservation efforts during 2020. These efforts include:
- Achieving net-zero carbon emissions within its operations in 2020 by expanding conservation and renewable energy use while tapping responsible offsets for the remaining greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
- Entering into long-term renewable electricity supply contracts that will reduce manufacturing GHG emissions by 10%. Boeing also plans to execute even more renewable supply contracts that could reduce manufacturing GHG emissions by an additional 25%.
- Boeing’s carbon fiber recycling initiative in which the company created a market for recycled aerospace-grade excess carbon fiber and diverts up to one million pounds of solid waste to landfill annually. This work was also recognized by the National Manufacturing Association who awarded Boeing the 2019 Sustainable Leadership Award.
- Implementing over 20 conservation best practices that concentrate on employee behaviors and simplicity that continue to be reinforced today.
“Boeing is but one traveler on this journey. Reducing GHG emissions is a team sport and our whole Boeing team is needed as we continue to further this important work,” said Gary Londo, Boeing Global Utility Services and Energy Management Senior Manager. “We have made large strides and will continue to ensure these efforts are woven into our culture.”
Boeing is a recognized leader in the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and has reduced energy use in its manufacturing operations by more than 37% since 2007. The company is also ranked 19th on the EPA’s Green Power Partnership Fortune 500® Partners List.
By Joanna Wingbermuehle