Boeing has reduced carbon dioxide emissions at major U.S. facilities by 31 percent, on a revenue-adjusted basis, since 2002. During the same period, normalized for revenues, the company has reduced energy consumption 32 percent, hazardous-waste generation 38 percent and water consumption 43 percent.
Boeing also is reporting steady environmental progress on an absolute basis, not adjusted for revenue. These are among highlights in Boeing's 2010 Environment Report, issued on May 17.
In addition to providing a detailed accounting of emissions, the report focuses on actions Boeing is taking to improve the environmental performance of it products and reduce the environmental footprint of its global operations. These include:
"We recognize the importance of protecting our ecosystem," said Mary Armstrong, Boeing vice president for environment, health and safety, "and our employees are developing innovative solutions to help address the global issues of pollution and climate change."
The report provides information about the environmental footprint of Boeing's operations in the United States, Australia and Canada. It also explains actions Boeing is taking to clean up locations affected by past business practices.
To view Boeing's third annual Environment Report, visit http://www.boeing.com/aboutus/environment/environment_report_10/index.html.