Boeing 2021 Sustainability Report

Innovating and operating to make the world better

Boeing has been a pioneer in making sustainable aviation fuels a reality. Their inaugural Sustainability report shares their journey and goals around some of the most critical topics facing our world. Boeing’s continued sustainability efforts focus on four key pillars: People, Products & Services, Operations and Communities. This executive summary assesses Boeing’s environmental stewardship and values-based transparent governance.

Boeing has set six 2030 goals to advance sustainable aerospace in alignment with their key sustainability priorities and stakeholder interests: employee safety & well-being; global aerospace safety; equity, diversity & inclusion; innovation & clean technology; sustainable operations; community engagement.

Boeing invested $60 billion over the last 10 years in key strategic areas for innovation and development of new, more fuel and emission efficient airplane fleets.

On a daily basis, Boeing collaborates with a global network of approximately 12,000 suppliers to help design, build and service their products while applying a core set of principles throughout their supply chain.

Current progress towards 2025 resource conservation goals: 12% reduction of energy consumption, 44% reduction in solid waste, 34% reduction in hazardous waste, and 23% reduction in water withdrawal.

To further their focus on environmental stewardship, social progress and inclusion and values-based transparent governance, Boeing created a Global Enterprise Sustainability organization in the midst of the pandemic.

Boeing uses a flying laboratory, the ecoDemonstrator, to test and evaluate new features and technologies that can help improve safety, increase efficiency, enhance the passenger experience and minimize environmental impact.


sustainable aviation fuels safely certified for flying commercial airplanes by 2030


potential new suppliers engaged with to inspire, promote and support sustainability throughout Boeing’s supply chain

Safe and sustainable aerospace is nonnegotiable to our commercial and defense customers, communities, and current and future employees.

Chris Raymond

Chief Sustainability Officer

Boeing is on a mission to reimagine and ultimately decarbonize aerospace in the second half of this century. By 2050, they see a world where air travel will safely carry 10 billion passengers a year; support 180 million jobs; support science, technology, engineering and math education; and generate nearly $9 trillion in economic activity — all while minimizing the impact on our planet.

Their 2021 Sustainability Report highlights their initiatives and investments towards integrating and elevating sustainability across their global enterprise and the aerospace industry as a whole. These efforts include (but are not limited to) reduced greenhouse emissions, more fuel-efficient fleets and collaborating with partners to achieve a higher standard of sustainable practices.



reduction in fuel use and emissions in latest airplane generations


reduction in assembly hours for the T-7A Red Hawk Trainer using model-based engineering

Each and every flight that utilizes our aircraft represents a social responsibility of the highest order.

Dave Calhoun

President and CEO