2020 Global Environment Report demonstrates Boeing’s commitment to sustainability
Boeing recognizes climate change is a fundamental global challenge, and as we enable people to move freely across the planet we recognize the need to reduce the impact of flying. We are reducing carbon emissions and using resources efficiently through innovative solutions across our product life cycle, in our factories and at work sites.
The 2020 Global Environment Report provides a summary of the actions we achieved in 2019 toward our environmental aspirations. It highlights stories of good stewardship of what all our stakeholders deserve: clean air, water and land. We’ve done this work by focusing on product performance, operations resource conservation and collaboration with nongovernmental organizations, communities and industry associations.
The cover story of the new 777X demonstrates that Boeing’s environmental performance is closely linked to innovation and technology. Each newly developed Boeing product is typically 15% to 25% more efficient than the airplanes it replaces. Boeing’s commitment to energy-efficient and cleaner products has enabled the industry to achieve a global approach to carbon-neutral growth — starting in 2020 with a 50% reduction by 2050. Our new airplanes exceed those industry standards. Our commitment to environmental sustainability doesn’t stop there. In fact, Boeing’s product designs enable disassembly of parts and materials recovery resulting in airplanes that are nearly 90% recyclable by weight for parts reuse and scrap.
Boeing has bold goals to reduce companywide greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 in our operations. In 2019, we made strides in securing more renewable energy to power operations, building on our strong track record. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is changing the way we design and build products with fewer raw materials, creating less waste and improving fuel efficiency in our products. Innovative materials and processes are improving product efficiency in several ways.