Boeing is a world leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles, and advanced information and communication systems. In 2009, Boeing's CEO recommitted the company's partnership with ENERGY STAR to reduce energy consumption.
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Factors for Setting Improvement Goals
The Boeing Conservation Initiative, launched in 2008, drives efficiency and sustainability improvements in eight targeted areas: Energy Conservation, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Site and Building Design, Solid Waste and Recycling, Hazardous Waste, Water, Fleet, and Commuting. Improvement goals are based on the company's energy management experience and capabilities spanning almost 20 years. The factors considered include: historical energy consumption, site-to-site benchmarking comparisons, energy conservation project replication opportunities, infrastructure improvements, employee engagement efforts, and ISO 14001 environmental management system certifications. These considerations are weighed against business and production growth projections to determine long-range energy reduction goals.
Conservation Project Fund
Boeing established a multi-year Conservation Project Fund in 2007 to help meet the company goals of increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions intensity 25 percent by 2012. This fund is available to all major operating sites and is allocated based on a prorated percentage of the total enterprise utilities budget. Each site is required to develop project plans to utilize the funding in attaining their individual energy reduction goals. Typical projects include lighting upgrades, HVAC improvements, variable frequency drive installations, improved insulation, and controls upgrades. Conservation Fund projects are reported monthly at the corporate, regional and site levels for implementation status, cost, energy savings and project payback. An "Improve Scorecard" summarizes each site's status for all projects with scoring using a green/yellow/red stoplight convention representing performance to plan. Savings from conservation projects are captured through reductions in site utilities budgets. Since initiating the conservation fund, the compounded savings have equaled the annual investment for new projects.
Boeing has an active employee engagement plan supporting conservation and environmental programs. A full-time manager directs and coordinates engagement activities. An internal web site named the "
Boeing Conservation Awards
The Boeing Conservation Award program recognizes individuals and groups that identify and implement projects to improve Boeing's environmental performance. To encourage replication of energy and other environmental improvement strategies, profiles of all nominated projects are posted on a company database for visibility. The winning projects are highlighted in the company's internal news site. Starting in 2004 as the Boeing Energy Awards, the company has annually recognized energy projects focused on site utilities and other systems. In 2009, the award program was renamed the Boeing Conservation Awards and expanded to include renewable energy, recycling, water, and alterative commuting projects.