Boeing has received an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence in recognition of the company’s successful energy conservation practices. This is the highest honor the program awards and it is the 12th consecutive year Boeing has received an award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
“Congratulations and thanks to everyone at Boeing for your conservation actions, your work on energy efficiency projects, and your recycling efforts. Also, a big thanks to those teams increasing our access to and use of renewable energy at our sites,” said Chris Raymond, chief sustainability officer. “This recognition is for each of you driving change inside our operations and in our communities each and every day.”
The 2022 award is based on Boeing’s energy conservation efforts during 2021. These efforts include:
- Achieving net-zero carbon emissions within its operations again in 2021 by expanding conservation and renewable energy use while tapping responsible offsets for the remaining greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
- Leading action through employee events and communications such as the annual Battle of the Buildings (BoB) competition. In 2021, the BoB competition reached 168 sites across 39 countries and resulted in more than 72,000 actions being taken to improve the environment.
- Investing $8.5 million in a new fund appropriated for capital conservation projects.
- Setting goals to use 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and reduce energy consumption by 10% by 2025 from a 2017 baseline.
- Implementing conservation best practices that concentrate on employee behaviors and simplicity that continue to be reinforced today.
“Reducing GHG emissions is a team sport and our whole Boeing team is needed as we continue to further this important work,” said Gary Londo, Boeing Global Utility Services and Energy Management senior manager. “We have made large strides and will continue to ensure these efforts are woven into our culture.”
Boeing continues to work towards achieving its 2030 goal of being powered by 100% renewable electricity, as seen in its recent partnership with the local utility to provide 25% of Mesa’s electricity from a new solar facility.
Boeing is a recognized leader in the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and has reduced energy use in its manufacturing operations by more than 37% since 2007. The company is also ranked 26th on the EPA’s Green Power Partnership Fortune 500 Partners List.
An updated view of Boeing’s progress toward its sustainability goals will be published in the 2022 Sustainability Report, coming later this year.