Boeing releases 2016 Environmental Report

Boeing's 2016 Environmental Report shows company, employees taking steps to reduce environmental footprints.

The recently-released 2016 Environmental Report compiled by officials from South Carolina-based aviation company Boeing showed the company and its employees are taking steps to reduce their environmental footprints.

The report showed that many of Boeing's 30,000 employees choose commuting options such as carpooling and mass transit; that Boeing's new jetliners have reduced emissions by 20 percent and that the company has developed cleaner operating methods that use less water and power as well as producing less waste that ends up in landfills.

“As we enter our second century of business, we recognize that strong environmental performance is necessary to ensuring a healthy planet and our long-term business success,” Ursula English, VP of Environment, Health and Safety for Boeing. “We’re making good progress, even as Boeing delivers record numbers of aircraft and builds new facilities to support strong business growth.”

Other significant findings in the report included that the company as a whole has reduced greenhouse emissions, solid waste production, water intake and generation of hazardous waste by 6 percent to 11 percent during 2015; that 20 percent of its employees got to work using alternative commuting methods; that the company's 787 Dreamliner reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent to 25 percenter over the planes they replaced; and that Boeing's 737 MAX plane's noise footprint was 40 percent less than most other single-aisle airplanes currently in use.

The full 2016 Environment Report is available online at

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