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Boeing Joins World Environment Center to Advance Global Sustainability Leadership

7th September 2008 - 12:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Boeing Company, the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined, is joining the World Environment Center (WEC), a global non-profit organization that helps companies around the world implement environmentally sustainable business strategies and operations. Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 160,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries.

Recognizing the serious challenges facing our planet's eco-system, Boeing has set aggressive targets for reducing its impact on the environment both for its operations

"Joining the World Environment Center helps Boeing carry out our environmental strategy more effectively because we can work together with other corporate leaders to engage non-governmental organizations, share best practices and accelerate business contributions to solving environmental problems," said Mary Armstrong, Boeing vice president of Environment, Health and Safety. "The great economic and social benefits aviation brings to the world means our industry -- and our company -- is growing, so Boeing is taking specific action to address our impact on the environment and we will work with the World Environment Center to focus those efforts."

Terry F. Yosie, WEC President and CEO, noted Boeing's membership decision by declaring that, "As the leading company in its business sector, Boeing has a truly global reach to advance the mobility of society in a more sustainable manner. Its technological leadership and innovation are essential to enabling society to progress, while reducing our global footprint. WEC welcomes Boeing and looks forward to a great partnership to advance sustainable development."

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