Boeing does its bit for the environment
Boeing claims to have cut its environmental footprint over the the last five years, while simultaneously expanding output.
According to its latest annual Environment Report, Boeing has reduced CO2 emissions by 3 percent, energy use by 1 percent, hazardous waste by 17 percent and water intake by 9 percent on an absolute basis since 2007.
"Since then, Boeing brought two new airplanes to market, increased monthly production of jetliners by more than 25 percent, added well over 1 million square feet of additional manufacturing facilities and created 12,000 new jobs," said Kim Smith, vice president of Environment, Health and Safety. "During this time, Boeing steadily reduced its environmental footprint."
In 2007, Boeing established aggressive internal five-year environmental goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, hazardous-waste generation and water intake by 1 percent on an absolute basis.
In addition to providing a detailed accounting of emissions, the Environment Report focuses on actions Boeing is taking to improve the environmental performance of its products, reduce the environmental footprint of its global operations and clean up locations affected by past business practices.