Innovation, advanced technology drive toward more sustainable operations
Boeing aspires to be the best in aerospace and an enduring global industrial champion—a top performer in each and every area of our business. That includes an unwavering commitment to environmental innovation and performance in our products, services and operations.
For example, our newest commercial airplanes such as the 737 MAX and 787 Dreamliner are 70 percent more fuel efficient and 90 percent quieter than the first jets that rolled out of our factories in the 1960s.
From 2007 to 2017, we reduced greenhouse gas emissions 29 percent while growing our business and increasing aircraft deliveries by 71 percent. Over the past five years, we’ve exceeded our goals for reducing greenhouse gases, energy and water use, hazardous waste and solid waste sent to landfill.
Looking forward, a top priority will be continued research into cleaner, advanced technologies, such as hybrid-electric propulsion, biofuel and chemical alternatives. Boeing HorizonX is a pathfinder organization that will uncover and accelerate potentially transformative aerospace products, such as advanced batteries and alternative propulsion aircraft.
A new strategy to guide our business through 2025 advances our commitment to the environment, however, we are not just thinking about the next eight years; we are looking with a long term eye toward the kind of company we want to be for future generations.