28 February 2014
Boeing (NYSE: BA) said it has received a Climate Leadership Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of its success in managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management Award for Goal Achievement was awarded 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.
Presented at the third annual Climate Leadership Conference in San Diego, the award recognizes organizations that publicly report and verify corporate greenhouse gas inventories and achieve aggressive emissions reduction goals. Through the Climate Leaders program, Boeing set a goal of reducing absolute emissions from its US operations by one percent from 2007 to 2012 and surpassed it.
Boeing said it achieved these emissions reductions through its employee involvement and energy conservation programs, which involved implementing energy efficiency projects such as upgrades to lighting and heating, venting and air conditioning systems and the use of renewable energy. Boeing uses hydroelectric and renewable energy sources for nearly half of its total domestic electricity consumption.