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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Approximately 90 percent of Raytheon's greenhouse gas emissions relate to energy use. We strive to limit greenhouse gas emissions by reducing energy consumption, investing in energy-efficient operations and embracing renewable energy. In addition, certain manufacturing processes require us to use greenhouse gas containing chemicals such as hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons. We have an ongoing program to reduce the use of such chemicals and/or to substitute for them where possible with alternative materials.

Raytheon has quantified and voluntarily reported its greenhouse gas emissions publicly since 2002, when we joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders Program as a charter member. Since then, we've set and achieved three greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Between 2008 and 2015, we cut greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent. The 798,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalents we cumulatively saved translates into saving the carbon emissions from energy use of 84,000 homes for one year. Our fourth and current goal aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions an additional 12 percent by 2020 from a 2015 baseline. In 2016, we reduced our greenhouse gas emissions 5 percent from 2015 levels.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Infographic

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Infographic

Each year a certified third-party auditor reviews and verifies the company's greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with ISO 14064-3, greenhouse gases. We also respond to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Climate Change questionnaire annually. This survey addresses issues of climate strategy, climate risks and opportunities, reduction projects, greenhouse gas emissions and accounting methodologies. Our CDP response has scored in the "Leadership" category CDP scores for the last three years.

Our renewable energy goal for 2020 is to source 5 percent of our electricity from renewable resources. In 2016, we sourced 3 percent of our energy from renewable sources, by purchasing power from wind farm projects and by operating three on-site solar projects.

Raytheon has been part of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership Program for many years. In 2016, we ranked in the top 50 for renewable energy use on the Fortune 500 Partners List.

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