With a view to continuing its program to supply its sites and its electricity production plants from 100% renewable sources, Boeing signs a new agreement for the purchase of carbon-neutral electricity in several states. In addition to the Group’s headquarters in Chicago, this agreement covers other sites in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
” Announcement marks another important step in Boeing’s commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of its operations by purchasing more carbon-neutral electricity in the United States Said Chris Raymond, Director of Sustainability at Boeing.
With this new agreement, the Group is moving closer to the environmental objectives it has set for 2025 and which provide in particular for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 25%.
This contract will allow Boeing to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by around 50,200 tonnes per year, the equivalent of the amount of CO2 produced by consuming some 21 million liters of gasoline.
” As the United States celebrates Energy Awareness Month, we are delighted to demonstrate that using reliable, renewable energy to power our factories and sites is a sustainable solution for the environment. Said Beth Schryer, Vice President of Boeing in charge of Group Facilities and Asset Management.
The carbon-neutral electricity will be distributed to several Boeing sites, including the Group’s headquarters in Chicago and the sites in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) and Heath (Ohio). These sites are in addition to Boeing’s facilities already supplied with carbon neutral electricity in Washington State, Oregon, South Carolina, Arizona, as well as Texas (sites in Houston, Richardson, Dallas and Coppell).
Boeing ranks 17th on the list ” Green Power Partnership Fortune 500® Partners List ”For its use of renewable energies. This ranking lists the companies appearing in the Fortune 500 index that have joined the voluntary program launched by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to encourage the purchase of energy from renewable sources.