Boeing's environment strategy

Building a more sustainable future
Jun 26, 2017 1:50 PM ET

**This is the fourth article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit for more information.**

Boeing’s commitment to environmental leadership and building a more sustainable future drives a global strategy with three main areas of focus:

Inspire Global Collaboration

Boeing works closely with industry, government agencies, NGOs and customers to reduce aviation’s environmental footprint with a focus on reducing emissions. We engage in policy initiatives, research and development projects, collaborative technology road-mapping and more to further progress on our company and industry goals.

Design in Environmental Performance

Most aviation emissions in an aircraft’s life cycle occur during its use by the airline or government customer. In addition to designing and building increasingly fuel-efficient products, Boeing uses innovative, environmentally progressive technology and manufacturing practices to reduce the environmental footprint and create market value for our customers.

Innovate for Sustainable Operations

Improving the environmental footprint of Boeing’s factories, offices and other facilities requires continually assessing and updating technologies and processes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water intake, solid waste sent to landfills and the use of hazardous materials while increasing the use of environmentally progressive materials. Additionally, we are collaborating with experts outside of Boeing to help guide innovative and effective solutions to stormwater management and water-quality improvement. Boeing’s remediation program focuses on using innovative approaches to cleaning up affected sites while relying on close collaboration with community members and environmental groups.

In 2017, Boeing will complete its current cycle of environment-based targets, and is in the process of developing new targets to run through 2025.