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Environment

Using advanced technologies and innovation, Boeing is
building a better planet.

2021 Sustainability Report

Sustainable Aerospace Together

Boeing is committed to protecting, connecting and exploring our world and beyond, safely and sustainably. Sustainability is rooted in our values and our stakeholders’ expectations, and it includes our focus on environmental stewardship, social progress and inclusion, and values-based and transparent governance. For the first time in company history, we are providing a comprehensive view of Boeing’s sustainability efforts in our inaugural Sustainability Report.

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Our Environment Policy

Boeing is committed to:

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

ecoDemonstrator

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Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator Program accelerates innovation by taking promising technologies out of the lab and testing them in the air to solve real-world challenges for airlines, passengers and the environment. Eight airplanes have served as flying test beds for the program since it began in 2012.

Research & Innovation

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Boeing Research & Technology’s technicians, technologists, engineers and scientists collaborate with partners around the world to solve environmental challenges.

As the advanced central research and development organization of The Boeing Company, Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T) provides innovative technologies that enable the development of future aerospace solutions while improving the cost, quality, efficiency and performance of Boeing products.

This includes finding innovative solutions around the world to improve environmental performance.

From researching biofuels, fuel cells and hybrid electric propulsion to improving air traffic management, finding sustainable composite materials and exploring new chemical coatings that resist corrosion, our team of technicians, technologists, engineers and scientists collaborate with research and development partners around the world to solve today and tomorrow’s environmental challenges.

Boeing Research & Technology has also partnered and contracted with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in researching both next generation and futuristic technologies and concepts that could make aerospace products more environmentally efficient.

Remediation

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Each year, thousands of people visit Santa Susana in Simi Valley, Calif., to learn more about the site’s important place in history and experience firsthand its beauty and biodiversity.

Boeing’s remediation program is focused on using innovative approaches in cleanup efforts to ensure the protection of human health and the environment, coupled with the use of invaluable input from community members and environmental groups. This, combined with the guidance of leading environmental scientists and federal and state regulatory agencies, has led to great progress in cleaning up remediation sites. Boeing also often collaborates with wildlife and conservation organizations to restore habitat for the benefit of wildlife and the community.

Environment  Features

2 Aerospace Pioneers Partner For Sustainability

November 08, 2021 in Environment

NASA teams up with Boeing's 2021 ecoDemonstrator to test sustainable aviation fuels emissions

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Boeing makes progress on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

September 20, 2021 in Environment

Learn more about the company’s work on “Goals Week 2021,” as outlined in the recent sustainability report.

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Boeing Reaches Net-Zero Carbon Emissions from Manufacturing and Worksites

December 22, 2020 in Environment

Boeing operations achieve net-zero in 2020 by expanding conservation and renewable energy use while tapping responsible offsets for the remaining greenhouse gas emissions.

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Restoration Rockstar Kathy Beaty says, "Hasta Luego, Monarchs" for another season

October 08, 2019 in Environment, Community

Cooler weather marks the time of year when monarch butterflies also pack their bags and head to Mexico.

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Summer's aflutter!

June 20, 2019 in Environment, Community

Native gardens attract migrating monarchs to Boeing sites.

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Products, people and partnerships advance Boeing’s sustainable future

June 05, 2019 in Our Environment, Environment

From building the most fuel-efficient aircraft on the market to finding a creative second life for excess carbon fiber, innovations, new technologies and worldwide environmental initiatives are driving Boeing’s progress toward a more sustainable future.

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Boeing offers biofuel to customers flying their new commercial jets home

March 08, 2019 in Our Environment, Environment

Option available for Boeing deliveries from Puget Sound, will then expand sustainable aviation fuel opportunity to other Boeing sites.

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