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What’s New With Boeing Sustainability

Nalena Kennett

Nalena Kennett

November 18, 2020 in Community

Naysayers fueled this Native American project manager to accelerate her career in the space shuttle program and drive progress in the Native American communities she serves

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Veteran’s Day and Remembrance Day

Veteran’s Day and Remembrance Day

November 11, 2020 in Community

Boeing remembers the sacrifices of those who defend our freedoms and announces $14.2M charitable grant package to support veterans worldwide

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Boeing commits funding for Indigenous communities in the U.S.

Boeing commits funding for Indigenous communities in the U.S.

October 30, 2020 in Community

Company’s investments will help fund STEM education, job training and access to clean water.

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Boeing recognized as one of the best adoption-friendly workplaces in U.S

Boeing recognized as one of the best adoption-friendly workplaces in U.S

October 29, 2020 in Social

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recognizes Boeing for its robust family-friendly benefit programs for the second year in a row.

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Boeing Amps Up Renewable Electricity to Power Operations

Boeing Amps Up Renewable Electricity to Power Operations

October 15, 2020 in Environment

Illinois, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Ohio to join other Boeing sites powered by renewable electricity

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Boeing wins 'high achiever' image

Boeing wins 'high achiever'

October 9, 2020 in Environment

Boeing saluted for its innovative carbon fiber recycling initiative.

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Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines partner on 40th Humanitarian Delivery Flight

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines partner on 40th Humanitarian Delivery Flight

October 2, 2020 in Community

Ethiopian community and donors in Seattle contribute supplies to battle COVID-19.

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Sustainability is here to stay at Boeing Image

Sustainability is here to stay at Boeing

October 1, 2020 in Community

Boeing’s first chief sustainability officer discusses sustainability and why it’s time to do more than ever.

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Boeing helps Chicago-area students head back to class

Boeing helps Chicago-area students head back to class

September 26, 2020 in Community

Boeing grant of $1.5 million gives students and teachers computers and related technology to support remote learning.

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Boeing names first chief sustainability officer

September 17, 2020 in Community

Greg Smith: “This is an important next step as we elevate our focus on environmental stewardship, social progress, and values-driven governance.”

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Can you hear it now? ecoDemonstrator tests quieter, cleaner flights

Can you hear it now? ecoDemonstrator tests quieter, cleaner flights

August 20, 2020 in Environment

Collaboration with NASA and Safran on Etihad’s newest 787 accelerates innovation to improve the sustainability of air travel.

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Boeing sites in Texas charge ahead with 100% renewable energy

Boeing sites in Texas charge ahead with 100% renewable energy

August 19, 2020 in Environment

Boeing takes steps toward 2025 greenhouse gas reduction goals with Texas renewable energy purchase.

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Our People

Our story starts with our people.

Our story starts here. Boeing is first and foremost a global community comprising people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, identities and perspectives with a common goal: to advance aerospace innovation today so we can inspire tomorrow.

  • #27 rank on DiversityInc’s 2020 Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

    We ranked No. 27 on DiversityInc’s 2020 Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

  • 20,000+ veterans and reservists employed.

    We employ over 20,000 veterans and reservists.

  • 0 is our goal for workplace injuries.

    Our goal is zero workplace injuries.

  • 1917 is when we established the first Boeing Safety Council.

    We established the first Boeing Safety Council in 1917.

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Our Products and Services

We innovate for a better tomorrow.

Every product we build and service we provide takes into account how it affects our world now and in the future. We are growing our portfolio while protecting the globe with safety, quality and integrity at the foundation of every decision we make.

  • $80 Billion invested since 2003 in new technologies to improve efficiency.

    Since 2003, we’ve invested $80 billion in new technologies to improve efficiency.

  • 15%-25% reduced emissions in each new generation of Boeing airplane compared to the generation before.

    We’ve reduced emissions by 15%-25% in each new generation of Boeing airplane compared to the generation before.

  • 90% of our airplanes are recyclable by weight for part reuse and scrap.

    Our airplanes are 90% recyclable by weight for part reuse and scrap.

  • 160+ environmentally smarter technologies tested by the ecoDemonstrator program.

    We’ve tested over 160 environmentally smarter technologies through the ecoDemonstrator program.

Sustainability is built in.

Our unique products and services are designed, built and delivered with the highest standards of safety, quality and integrity by diverse teams that value each other’s differences and experiences. Whether we’re finding solutions to reduce our carbon footprint, keep our employees and passengers safe, source responsibly or serve our communities — we ensure that sustainability is built in. Click below to learn how we are innovating for a better tomorrow.

787 Dreamliner

Putting money where our mind is:

More than 75 percent of our commercial research and development funding goes to finding smarter, more sustainable ways for our products, services and facilities to operate. That’s how we developed the carbon composite airframe, engines and aerodynamic improvements that make the 787 Dreamliner family 15-25% more efficient than the airplanes it replaces.

Saving fuel to save the planet:

The 787 family has saved over 48 billion pounds of fuel since entering service in 2011. That’s equivalent to taking over 16 million cars off the road for a year.

This flight is nonstop:

The 787’s fuel efficiency has enabled airlines to fly more than 300 brand new routes, efficiently connecting places with nonstop flights that help reduce CO2 emissions and improve local economies.

Planes, trains and automobiles:

About 1 million pounds of recoverable carbon composite material is collected every year from Boeing manufacturing sites, including those that build the 787. The material is recycled into parts for cars, trains and other uses.

Accessibility in flight:

Anthony Anderson, who was confined to a wheelchair at 17, came to Boeing in 1990 to help airlines meet the accessibility requirements for lavatories. On the 777, he ensured the lavatory would accommodate those with reduced mobility. That was the first time in history that accessibility was built into the baseline of the plane and that continues today as we build the 787.

Cutting down on knife injuries:

Boeing safety experts in Winnipeg, Canada, saw their teammates at risk of getting injured while using knives to manually remove excess material from the 787’s mufflers. That’s why they set out to eliminate the need for knife cuts entirely, unwilling to accept anything less than the safest possible process.

Going green in the Palmetto State:

Did you know our North Charleston, S.C., site operates on 100% renewable energy? The 787 Final Assembly building has 10 acres of solar panels on its roof – equal to eight football fields. Plus: Boeing S.C. is a Zero Waste-to-Landfill site, meaning that everything from packaging to paper cups is recycled, reused or repurposed.

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Our Communities

Our communities matter to us.

Whether it’s the communities where we live and work or our personal affiliations, our communities matter to us. Through our investment in education programs, veterans care, cultural organizations and other social programs, we give back to the communities that make our success possible.

  • $1.8 Billion invested in our communities over the last 10 years.

    We’ve invested $1.8 billion in our communities over the last 10 years.

  • $240 Million invested in our communities in 2019.

    In 2019, we invested $240 million in our communities.

  • 750,000 volunteer hours invested by Boeing and its employees.

    Boeing and its employees have invested 750,000 volunteer hours.

  • 15,000 number of community partners globally.

    We have 15,000 community partners globally.

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Our Operations

It's not just what we do — it's also how we do it.

We hold ourselves to the highest operating standards and are committed to being transparent, accountable, fair and responsible in everything we do. Whether that means leaving the planet better than we found it or high ethical standards, we are driven to operations that lead to a better tomorrow.

  • 100% renewable energy solar, wind or hydropower—runs Boeing’s factories in Renton, Wash., Charleston, S.C., Texas and a large data center in Arizona. Image

    Boeing’s factories in Renton, Wash., Charleston, S.C., and Texas and a large data center in Arizona run on 100% renewable energy — solar, wind or hydropower.

  • Boeing recycles its aerospace-grade excess carbon fiber and diverts about 1 million pounds of solid waste to landfill annually.

    Boeing recycles its aerospace-grade excess carbon fiber and diverts about 1 million pounds of solid waste to landfill annually.

  • Each year we have our employees sign a Code of Conduct and participate in Boeing’s Ethics Recommitment Image

    Each year, we have our employees sign a Code of Conduct and participate in Boeing’s Ethics Recommitment.

  • Aerospace safety committee image

    In 2019, Boeing established a permanent Aerospace Safety Committee to oversee and ensure safe products and services.