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Boeing Publishes Annual Sustainability Report

(30 June 2022, 11:36 +07)
 
Boeing published its annual Sustainability
Report on Wednesday, further defining the company’s sustainability
goals and featuring key metrics to measure progress of core
enterprise priorities such as employee safety and well-being;
global aerospace safety; equity, diversity and inclusion;
sustainable operations; innovation and clean technologies; and
community engagement.

The report also highlights the company’s 2021
sustainability achievements, its sustainable vision for the future
of flight, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts
in alignment with global sustainability standards.

Boeing and Wisk's two-passenger eVTOL air taxi has flown more than 1,500 test flights since 2017. Click to enlarge.

Boeing and Wisk’s two-passenger eVTOL air taxi has flown more than 1,500 test flights since 2017

“We are honored to release our second
sustainability report that builds on Boeing’s family of reports
already released this year and shares how our collective ESG
efforts are contributing to our business and world,” said Chief
Sustainability Officer, Chris Raymond. “The report is an important
step in demonstrating our ambition to communicate transparently
with all of our stakeholders, and in holding ourselves accountable
as we protect, connect and explore our world – safely and
sustainably.”

The report details Boeing’s environmental, social
and governance milestones, including these highlights.

Environmental Stewardship

– Committed to delivering commercial airplanes
capable of flying on 100% sustainable fuels by 2030.

– Supported the commercial aviation industry’s
commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions for global civil
aviation operations by 2050.

– Joined NASA and DARPA to successfully test a
fully composite, linerless cryogenic fuel tank with capacity to
hold 16,000 gallons of liquid hydrogen.

– Established multiple partnerships to help
advance the renewable energy transition with partners including
SkyNRG, Alaska Airlines, Etihad Airways, NASA, Rolls-Royce, and
United Airlines. Boeing also joined the First Movers Coalition and
continues to make progress through its joint venture, Wisk.

– Maintained net-zero carbon emissions from
manufacturing and facilities again in 2021 by expanding
conservation and renewable electricity use while sourcing
carefully selected carbon offsets for remaining emissions.

Social Progress

– Increased representation of women and
racial/ethnic minorities and saw exit rates for women, men and
teammates of all races within 1 point of each other, both
improvements compared to 2020.

– Enhanced workplace safety using automation and
robotics, reduced employee exposure to high hazards and reduced
serious injuries by 27% in 2021.

– Spent over $4 billion with small and
diverse suppliers and invested more than $187 million to help
build better communities worldwide.

– Introduced Seek, Speak and
Listen habits to create an inclusive culture, strengthen the
global team and drive stronger business outcomes.

– Speak Up reporting channel enabled people to
openly report safety, quality or compliance concerns.

Transparent Governance

– Amended Governance & Public Policy Committee of
the Board of Directors to include oversight of sustainability.

– Established the independent Chief Aerospace Safety Office to align
critical safety functions under one organization.

– Incorporated
product safety, employee safety and quality metrics into our
primary annual incentive structures.

The 89-page, 8.52MB report can be downloaded in .pdf
format in full

here.

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