Still in its first year as a partner in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Wise program, The Boeing Company has received the program's Special Recognition Award for the company's past and planned efforts in reducing greenhouse gasses. Boeing is reducing the emission of carbon dioxide through energy efficiency projects at company facilities, commuter assistance and trip reduction programs and other emission reduction programs. The EPA's Climate Wise Partner Achievement Awards recognize outstanding achievement by corporate partners in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing energy efficiency.
In announcing the award, the EPA's assistant administrator for policy, David Gardiner, noted the company's achievement in implementing action plans that involve extensive coordination among dozens of company sites in diverse geographic regions. "Coordination among so many facilities in this process shows The Boeing Company's commitment to move in the right direction. Climate Wise is proud to give The Boeing Company special recognition in this area."
Climate Wise is an EPA program designed to reward and stimulate voluntary action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Partner companies develop comprehensive plans with energy efficiency and pollution prevention goals, planned actions to accomplish these goals and estimates of the impacts. There are more than 460 Climate Wise Partner companies, who account for more than 12 percent of U.S. industrial energy use. Their programs will help reduce CO2 emissions by 18 million metric tons by the year 2000, a level equal to the emissions of four million cars.
Early in the 1990s Boeing was awarded the EPA's Ozone Protection award two years in a row.