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Boeing lauded for climate change disclosure by the CDP

US airframer Boeing (NYSE: BA) said it has been named one of the world´s leading companies in taking actions to improve environmental performance and reporting climate-change strategy by international environmental non-profit CDP which was formally known as the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Boeing said it is one of 53 companies on the 2013 list of CDP´s Standard & Poor´s 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index. This is the fourth time Boeing has been named to this list by the international, non-profit environmental organisation.

Earlier this year, Boeing announced it surpassed its first set of environmental targets reducing its carbon dioxide emissions by 9%, energy consumption by 3%, hazardous-waste generation by 18% and water intake by 2%, from 2007 to 2012. During this same time, Boeing increased production by 50%.

Boeing said it has also set new environmental targets, including carbon-neutral growth over the next five years.

The CDP leadership index, which is compiled by PwC, highlights companies that have displayed a comprehensive strategy and performance regarding climate change. Companies are scored out of 100 on the completeness and quality of their submissions, and only those with a score in the top 10% are included. High scores in a leadership index indicate the provision of robust greenhouse gas accounting, footprint reduction, and a good understanding of issues related to climate change affecting the company.

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