Boeing Partners with the World Energy Council to Advance Aerospace Energy Transitions
· Boeing is first aerospace company to partner with the World Energy Council
· Patron partners work with the Council on global energy transition
5 September 2023: Boeing has become a Patron of the World Energy Council, marking the first aerospace company to partner with the organization to drive sustainable energy transitions. The Patron programme is the Council’s exclusive level for no more than 50 globally leading companies who commit to work with the Council on global issues and projects.
Patrons of the World Energy Council are a critical pillar of the organization and engage with the Council on global issues in support of its Humanising Energy vision. Boeing features as part of a new season of "Humanising Energy", a film series hosted by the World Energy Council and produced for Boeing by BBC StoryWorks. The film, entitled ‘The plane with a plan’ was launched last month.
Boeing Chief Sustainability Officer Chris Raymond said:
"We are delighted to be working together with the World Energy Council community in pursuit of a more sustainable global energy ecosystem. Decarbonizing aerospace relies heavily on the energy transition and no entity or industry can bring that transition on by itself – we must work together."
Boeing is supporting the civil aviation industry’s goal of net zero by 2050 by purchasing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for its own operations, developing SAF roadmaps in regions across the globe, committing that its commercial airplanes will be compatible with 100% SAF by 2030 and developing partnerships across policy, aviation, energy and finance to accelerate the SAF ecosystem.
Dr Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General and CEO of the World Energy Council, said:
“The enduring mission of the Council is to promote the benefits of sustainable energy production and use for all. Today this means securing more energy and wider access to affordable and climate resilient energy services and solutions for the development of everyone, everywhere. The best way to succeed is to involve multiple communities and industries, including hard-to-abate sectors like aviation. We are delighted to welcome Boeing into our global energy community to help us drive faster, fairer, more far-reaching energy transitions in all regions and for all people.”
Senior leadership from Boeing will join leaders from across the energy ecosystem at the Council’s 26th World Energy Congress in Rotterdam, 22-25 April 2024, to redesign energy for people and planet.
As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defence products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing's diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company's core values of safety, quality and integrity.
About the World Energy Council
The World Energy Council is the world's oldest independent and impartial community of energy leaders and practitioners. Through our Humanising Energy vision, we involve more people and communities in accelerating clean and inclusive energy transitions in all world regions. Formed in 1923, the Council is a UN-accredited global energy body that has convened diverse interests from across the full energy ecosystem for a century, and today has over 3,000 member organisations and a presence in nearly 100 countries. Our global network draws from governments, private and state corporations, academia and civil society, as well as current and future energy leaders. We collaborate on impact programmes and inform local, regional and global energy agendas in support of our enduring mission: to promote the sustainable use and supply of energy for the benefit of all people. Further details at www.worldenergy.org and on LinkedIn and @WECouncil.