“Chief” among these efforts has been appointing and empowering Chris Raymond as the company’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, an executive committee (ExCo) level leadership position dedicated to galvanising and advancing our environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities. We did so in the midst of a pandemic which continues to challenge society, industry and national economies. Then in January 2021, we announced our intent that all Boeing commercial aeroplanes will be capable and certified to fly on 100% sustainable aviation fuels by 2030. In the near future, we will release our inaugural annual Sustainability Report, the first time our technology, innovation, community and social leadership performance will be presented in chorus as one comprehensive record.
A few months ago, I was honoured to be asked to serve our stakeholders and company in a new capacity as leader for Boeing’s newly created Global Sustainability Policy and Partnerships team. In this new role, my aim is to partner with colleagues to build on and strengthen our company focus on sustainability outside the United States by identifying and responding to global sustainability trends, informing emerging regulations and creating innovative partnerships that advance our environmental stewardship efforts.
Safe, reliable, efficient and cost-effective air transport is an essential component of a broader mobility strategy to help achieve the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The global aviation sector has an important contribution to make to many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.