CHICAGO, June 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Boeing (NYSE: BA) made significant improvements in its environmental performance, even as total airplane deliveries increased by 50 percent from 2007 to 2012, the company announced today in its annual Environment Report.
Boeing’s manufacturing and office employees consumed less energy and water, reduced carbon dioxide emissions, generated less hazardous waste and sent less solid waste to landfills. The environmental progress came during a time when Boeing also opened a major new manufacturing facility in North Charleston, S.C., and created more than 13,000 new jobs.
“Five years ago, we set ambitious goals to reduce our environmental footprint while significantly growing our business. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of everyone at Boeing, that’s what we accomplished, and we are ready to make more progress in the years ahead,” said Kim Smith, the company’s vice president of Environment, Health and Safety.
Highlights of the 2013 report include:
To view Boeing's 2013 Environment Report, visit www.boeing.com/environment.
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