Us aircraft manufacturer Boeing is committed to deliver commercial airplanes capable of flying on 100 per cent sustainable fuels by 2030, it said in its first Sustainability Report.
In the report, the company shares its vision for the future of sustainable aerospace, establishes broad sustainability goals and highlights environment, social and governance (ESG) progress in alignment with global sustainability standards.
“In September 2020, amidst a global pandemic, Boeing formed a Sustainability organisation dedicated to advancing our ESG efforts across the enterprise. As we continue on this journey, we are pleased to publish our first comprehensive report, focused on stakeholder responsiveness and data transparency,” said Boeing Chief Sustainability Officer Chris Raymond.
“We know there’s still work to do and are committed to communicating our progress and holding ourselves accountable to ensure the aerospace industry is safe and sustainable for generations to come.”
Boeing’s sustainability efforts are organised around four key pillars: people, products and services, operations, and communities. In 2020, highlights across these four pillars included efining the company’s vision for the future of sustainable aerospace through fleet renewal, network operational efficiency, renewable energy, and advanced technology. It also included partnering with Etihad Airways on the 2020 ecoDemonstrator programme, which tested sustainable technologies on one of the airline’s new 787-10 Dreamliners. Last year, Boeing also worked on advancing flight tests for Cora, an all-electric, self-flying air taxi developed by Boeing and Kitty Hawk joint venture Wisk. Contributing $234 million in community giving, working with 13,400 community partners, and volunteering 250,000 hours was also part of the company’s remit last year.
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