Charleston Boeing Plant Lands on Green List

Since the first news broke of Boeing’s entrance into South Carolina, Charlestonians have been excited about the boost to the job market, impact on the local economy and involvement in a major manufacturing project. Now, we have even more to celebrate–Boeing South Carolina has gone green in a BIG way!

Boeing earned the #14 spot on the The Green Power Partnership (GPP)’s annual Top Partners List for Fortune 500 companies. Power is generated on-site through biomass and solar energy. Furthermore, Boeing came in #33 on the National Top 50 list.

Solar panels on roof of North Charleston facility, flickr: North Charleston

According to the GPP website, “These green power purchases help reduce the environmental impacts of electricity use and support the development of new renewable generation capacity nationwide. Purchase amounts reflect U.S. operations only and are sourced from U.S.-based green power resources. Organizations can meet EPA purchase requirements using any combination of three different product options (1) Renewable Energy Certificates, (2) On-site generation, and (3) Utility green power products.

Boeing’s green practices don’t stop with green energy either. The site also has a zero-waste-to-landfill program and is aiming to achieve LEED certification. To find out more about Boeing’s green commitment, check out this story from the Charleston Regional Business Journal.