Sharing our data and defining our path forward
Creating the most innovative aerospace products and services on earth requires a diverse and inclusive global team. For the first time in our company’s history, we are sharing our diversity numbers and outlining the steps we’re taking to improve.
Accomplishing our goals requires us to seek out, develop and nurture active partnerships with organizations that are dedicated to creating a more just, diverse and equitable world.
We partner with a range of professional societies, educational institutions, community-based nonprofits and local businesses.
In 2020, we spent almost $5 billion with small and diverse suppliers around the world.And while that represents a positive economic impact to countless communities, we have more to do. Our global supplier diversity program is a critical element of our strategic sourcing efforts in both government and commercial contracting environments.
Every year, we purchase millions of products and services from more than 12,000 suppliers in almost 60 countries around the world. Through our involvement with U.S. and international affiliates including the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and WEConnect International, we are able to engage small and diverse suppliers. Our supplier diversity advocacy team works hand in hand with these suppliers to maximize their business opportunities.
We pledge to continue supporting and advocating for public policy initiatives at the local, state and federal levels that create opportunities and address disparities for underserved communities, underrepresented racial/ethnic groups and women.
Supporting public investment in growing the pipeline of talent for the jobs of tomorrow
As we continue to take direct action through our Boeing Global Engagement efforts, Boeing will support apprenticeship programs, public investment in STEM education and continuing education, and training and upskilling programs to advance diversity within the aerospace industry and beyond.
Encouraging policymakers to prioritize equitable, accessible and effective education programs
We believe that equitable access to quality education is a fundamental right and the cornerstone of preparing a future workforce that is diverse and ready to meet the challenges and opportunities the next generation will encounter. We will continue our efforts to encourage policymakers globally to prioritize equity in education and training programs and to provide the resources necessary to achieve meaningful improvement in both access and outcomes.
Here are some documents and disclosures that show how we’re doing and where we’re headed.