Boeing beats greenhouse gas reduction goal by 7.3% at work sites
Global Environment Report showcases improved environmental performance
CHICAGO, June 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today released its 2019 Global Environment Report, highlighting how the company is building cleaner, more fuel-efficient airplanes and finding innovative ways to recycle and conserve resources.
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In 2018, Boeing unveiled its new environment strategy through 2025 with ambitious goals to innovate products for environmental performance, reduce emissions, waste, and water and energy consumption at work sites, and to work with communities around the globe.
"We are committed to cleaner water, air and land, and this report highlights the wide range of efforts surrounding Boeing's environmental stewardship around the globe," said Bryan Scott, vice president of Environment, Health & Safety.
Highlights of the report include:
-- Surpassing 2018 targets, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions by
up to 7.3 percent at work sites.
-- Partnering with a UK-based recycler to keep up to 2 million pounds of
excess carbon fiber from Boeing factories out of landfills per year.
-- Using renewable energy to power Boeing's primary data center, saving
enough electricity to power more than 4,000 homes annually.
-- Working with Etihad Airways to fly a 787 Dreamliner powered partly by
biofuel made from desert plants irrigated with seawater.
-- Designing new energy-efficient facilities around the world, including
the 737 Completion and Delivery Center in Zhoushan, China, and the
fabrication facility in Sheffield, UK.
-- Catalyzing development of sustainable aviation fuel and offering
customers the option of using biofuel on delivery flights.
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, and global services. As the top U.S. exporter, the company supports commercial and government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing employs more than 150,000 people worldwide and leverages the talents of a global supplier base. Building on a legacy of aerospace leadership, Boeing continues to lead in technology and innovation, deliver for its customers and invest in its people and future growth.
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