The Boeing Company continues to see improvements in environmental performance, reporting today in its annual Environment Report that the firm consumed less energy, reduced carbon dioxide emissions and water intake, and generated less hazardous waste in 2010 compared to the previous year.
The reports states that Boeing facilities have reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 28 percent, energy use by 30 percent, hazardous-waste generation by 44 percent and water intake by 41 percent since 2002, measured on a revenue-adjusted basis. On an absolute basis not adjusted for revenue, all four areas improved in environmental performance in 2010 compared to 2009.
The report also states that Boeing’s two new airplanes-the 787 Dreamliner and the 747-8-will be more fuel-, carbon- and noise-efficient than their predecessors when they enter commercial service later this year. Boeing plans to invest more than 75 percent of its commercial airplanes research and development efforts on improving the environmental performance of jetliners.
The 2011 Environment Report can be found at http://www.boeing.com/aboutus/environment/.