Sustainable Aerospace, Together

2023 Sustainability Report

“Together as an industry, we made modern jet travel a reality and took people to the moon ... and now we enter the era of more sustainable aerospace. The foundation we are establishing now will be carried forward by future generations to preserve and grow the societal benefits of this industry for people and countries while doing it more sustainably.”

Boeing’s dedication to sustainability is rooted in our company values and our stakeholders’ expectations. It encompasses our focus on environmental stewardship, social progress, inclusion, and values-based, transparent governance. Our 2023 Sustainability Report provides a comprehensive view of Boeing’s achievements and progress over the past year and our path toward a sustainable aerospace future.


Chris Raymond

Chris Raymond
Chief Sustainability Officer

2022 Sustainable Aerospace Journey

Boeing innovated and partnered across the industry in 2022, making significant progress on our sustainability commitments and goals.

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Wisk secured $450 million from Boeing to Advance Certified Autonomous Electric Flight

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Purchased 2 million gallons of SAF for commercial airplane operations



Announced multi-year commitment to Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture

2022 Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence


Named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year



Unveiled ecoDemonstrator, a 777-200ER serving as a test bed for 30 new technologies to help decarbonize aviation

Debuting Cascade


Debuted Cascade, a data modeling tool that visualizes how to get to a net zero carbon emission future

Japan Research Center opening


Opened Japan Research Center and expanded sustainability partnerships

Urban Air Mobility concept


Boeing and Wisk unveiled concept of operations for Urban Air Mobility

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Wisk unveiled World’s first self-flying, 4-seat, all-electric, vertical takeoff and landing air taxi

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Partnered with Avolon, an aircraft leasing company to scale SAF in Ireland

NASA sustainable flight demonstrator

January 2023

Selected for NASA Sustainable Flight Demonstrator award

Approach and Governance

Sustainability at Boeing

We have continued engaging with our stakeholders, advancing our efforts in support of our sustainability goals, and continuing to learn and mature our approaches.

The Board of Directors has extensive oversight of strategy development, company culture, political and charitable contributions, corporate sustainability and key strategic, operational and compliance risks.

Sustainability is rooted in Boeing’s values. The Board, and specifically the Governance and Public Policy (GPP) Committee, oversees a variety of sustainability topics, and Boeing’s Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), Chris Raymond, is an Executive Council member reporting to Boeing’s CEO. As CSO, Raymond reports the progress of Boeing’s sustainability objectives and stakeholder-oriented reports regularly to the GPP Committee and the full Board. The Board reviews and provides input on the sustainability report.

At Boeing, our first commitment is to the people and customers who rely on our products and services to protect, connect and explore our world and beyond. Each of us has a personal responsibility to honor that promise and to serve as stewards of our company’s legacy of aerospace excellence and innovation. New employees sign the Code of Conduct and complete Recommitment training when they join the company — and we all reaffirm this commitment every year.

Integrity is a core company value, and Boeing strictly forbids bribery and corruption of any kind. Our Code of Basic Working Conditions and Human Rights holds us accountable to responsible business practices and positive change. Boeing provides several confidential and anonymous reporting options for employees to report concerns, seek guidance or share ideas.

Embedding Sustainability at Boeing

We have organized our sustainability efforts around four key pillars: People, Products and Services, Operations and Communities and have defined six 2030 goals to guide our sustainability journey.


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Employee Safety and Well-Being

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Sustainable Operations

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Global Aerospace Safety

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Community Engagement

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Global Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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Innovation and Clean Technology

“All of us at Boeing are accountable for doing our work the right way and acting with integrity. We are committed to creating a workplace where every teammate is comfortable speaking up to raise concerns, share ideas, or seek guidance so we can continue to learn, innovate and improve.”

Darrin Hostetler
Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President, Global Compliance

Darrin Hostetler


Healthy and Empowered

Our story starts with our people. We commit to advancing a collaborative, inclusive and globally diverse culture that creates unique careers in aerospace.

Read more about our people in the full report, including:

  • Employee safety
  • Employee well-being
  • Global equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Professional development, education and learning



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Employee Safety and Well-Being

Value human life and well-being above all else, and act accordingly; strive to prevent all workplace injuries.

2030 Target

  • Top-quartile Recordable Injury Rate (among sector benchmarked performance)
  • ≥90% believe their manager supports their well-being
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Global Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Address representation gaps and strengthen equity, diversity and inclusion so that all team members feel supported and inspired to reach their full potential.

2030 Target

Increase representation of women globally and underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities in the U.S.


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Nearly all levels increased women and U.S. racial/ethnic minority representation

92% interview slates for manager/director jobs included women and minorities

91% of employees reported managers support their well-being

View the 2023 Boeing Global Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Report

“The Boeing Employee Assistance Program is available 24/7 worldwide to provide counseling and other resources for our employees, some of whom were faced with very challenging circumstances.”

Andrea Landsman
Manager, Boeing Employee Assistance Program

Andrea Landsman

Products and Services

Safe and Sustainable

We innovate for a better tomorrow. We are committed to safety, quality, integrity and sustainability in all that we do.

Read more about our products and services in the full report, including:

  • Global aerospace safety
  • Sustainable product life cycle
  • Innovation and clean technology



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Global Aerospace Safety

Drive aerospace safety to prevent accidents, injury or loss of life with our Boeing culture and actions rooted in safety.

2030 Target

  • Drive aerospace safety via global aerospace safety initiatives to maintain downward trend of worldwide commercial jet fleet 10-Year Moving Average Fatal Accident Rate.
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Innovation and Clean Tech

Enable the transition to carbon neutral aerospace through investments and partnerships for fleet efficiency improvements, sustainable aviation fuel and future platform technologies.

2030 Target

  • Current and future commercial airplanes will be 100% SAF compatible
  • Build and certify our first zero-emission, electric, autonomous aircraft via Wisk
  • Support the commercial aviation sector’s ambition to achieve net-zero carbon emissions for global civil aviation operations by 2050


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Established ombudsperson for employees who act on behalf of the FAA

Introduced Boeing Cascade Climate Impact Model to quantify the power of aviation’s major strategies to cut emissions

NASA selected Boeing to lead Transonic Truss-Braced Wing demonstrator airplane through Sustainable Flight Demonstrator program

“Cascade helps airline operators, industry partners and policymakers see when, where and how different energy carriers and life cycle emissions affect their sustainability goals. The tool shows how incremental changes can cut emissions in commercial aviation.”

Neil Titchener
Cascade Program Leader

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Responsible and Resilient

It’s not just what we do — it’s also how we do it. We strive to operate sustainably and engage transparently on behalf of our customers and stakeholders.

Read more about our operations in the full report, including:

  • Enterprise quality
  • Climate action
  • Environmentally responsible operations
  • Environmental compliance and biodiversity
  • Responsible supply chain
  • Data privacy and information security



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Sustainable Operations

Maintain net-zero future for Boeing operations (Scope 1 and 2) through conservation and renewable energy.

2030 Target

  • Achieve 55% absolute reduction in Scope 1 and 2 GHG from 2017 base year
  • Maintain net-zero emissions for Scope 1 and 2
  • Achieve 100% renewable electricity

Partner with supply chain for responsible business practices.

2030 Target

  • Work with our suppliers to increase GHG reporting and proactively address risks driven by climate change-driven risks


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Achieved 35% renewable electricity by using more renewable electricity and purchasing renewable energy credits

Launched supplier engagement via CDP Climate Change to report emissions, assess targets and identify collaboration opportunities

Achieved 16% absolute GHG reduction (scope 1 and 2)

  1. Note: The 2030 GHG reduction target is set with an operational boundary of The Boeing Company and includes all Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions.

“When employees engage in taking 60 seconds [during our annual monthlong competition] for the environment, we know it cuts costs, helps protect the environment and gives employees a sense of belonging, drive and purpose.”

Steve Shestag
Director, Sustainable Operations,
Global Enterprise Sustainability

Steve Shestag


Purposeful Partnerships

Read more about our communities in the full report, including:

  • Community engagement
  • Our heroes
  • Our future
  • Our homes



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Community Engagement

Build better, more equitable communities through corporate investments, employee engagement programs and advocacy efforts.

2030 Target

  • Expand opportunities for more than 12.5 million youth, veterans, veterans’ families and underserved individuals across communities around the world.


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7 million+: Expanded opportunities for youth, veterans and their families, and underserved individuals globally

Boeing and its employees invested more than $197M to help build better communities worldwide in 2022

Contributed $80M in charitable grants in 52 countries in 2022

“Whether you’re bringing your work experience, education or personal skill set, I really think the biggest thing we can do for our community right now is to show up.”

Adam Esposito
Boeing Procurement Analyst and Volunteer

Adam Esposito


All data within Key ESG Data, GRI, SASB and TCFD indexes is for the period from Jan. 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2022, unless otherwise noted.

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