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Boeing Unveils 2024 Sustainability & Social Impact Report

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Boeing has released its 2024 Sustainability & Social Impact Report, showcasing the company’s significant strides in supporting its people, the environment, and global communities. The report highlights Boeing’s unwavering commitment to sustainability, safety, and quality.

“We’re honored to share the steady progress we’ve made on sustainability, which will always be anchored in safety and quality,” said Brian Moran, Boeing’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “As we recommit to these fundamental values, it is energizing to see our company’s focus on helping our industry decarbonize while uplifting our communities and driving a culture of inclusion where everyone’s voice is heard.”

Key Achievements

The report outlines several key milestones achieved by Boeing over the past year:

  • Renewable Energy Usage: In 2023, 39% of the energy used in Boeing’s operations was sourced from renewable electricity through a mix of direct purchases and renewable energy credits.
  • Workforce Diversity: Since 2020, there has been a 6.4-point increase in the percentage of Boeing’s U.S. workforce comprised of racial and ethnic minorities, along with a 1.2-point increase in the percentage of women in Boeing’s global workforce.
  • Employee Volunteerism: Boeing employees contributed an additional 100,000 volunteer hours in 2023, reaching a total of 477,000 hours devoted to charitable causes worldwide.
  • Charitable Contributions: Employees donated $60 million to various charitable organizations, further bolstered by the Boeing Gift Match Program.
  • Climate Action Engagement: Boeing engaged with over 100 influential stakeholders and supported 20 major events utilizing the Boeing Cascade Climate Impact Model, which analyzes aviation’s strategies to reduce emissions.

Carbon Management Strategy

Boeing has refined its carbon management strategy to prioritize the avoidance of carbon emissions first and the removal of unavoidable emissions second.

  • Avoidance: This involves preventing carbon emissions at the source by investing in renewable energy, efficient infrastructure, and promoting resource conservation.
  • Removal: Boeing is enhancing its investments in permanent carbon removal projects and supporting the development of technologies and policies under the Carbon Offsetting Removal Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), aiding airline customers in their emission reduction efforts.

Commitment to Safety and Quality

The report also aligns Boeing’s sustainability efforts with its 2024 Chief Aerospace Safety Officer Report, emphasizing ongoing efforts to bolster safety and quality

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