Emissions reductions at Boeing facilities recognised by Climate Leadership Award from US EPA
Mon 3 Mar 2014 – In recognition of its success in managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities, Boeing has received a Climate Leadership Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency. The award is made to organisations that publicly report and verify corporate greenhouse gas inventories and achieve emissions reduction goals. Through the Climate Leaders programme, Boeing surpassed its own goal of reducing absolute emissions from its US operations by one per cent from 2007 to 2012. The aircraft manufacturer said it had achieved the reductions through employee involvement and energy conservation programmes, including upgrades to lighting and heating, venting and air conditioning systems, and the use of renewable energy. Boeing use hydroelectric and renewable energy sources for nearly half of its total domestic electricity consumption.
The Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management Award for Goal Achievement was presented to Boeing by the EPA, in collaboration with the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and The Climate Registry, at its third annual Climate Leadership Conference in San Diego.
“Boeing has made great strides in reducing Greenhouse gas emissions,” noted Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. “Their commitment to reducing carbon pollution demonstrates that efforts to address climate change are repaid by saving money and energy, while supporting more liveable and resilient communities and a healthier, better protected environment.”
Responded Kim Smith, Boeing Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety: “Our success is the result of the collective efforts of the entire Boeing team. With our culture of continuous improvement and dedication to environmental leadership, we are committed to achieving our new goal of zero growth for our greenhouse gas emissions by 2017, during a time of tremendous business growth.”