Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing operates the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing has customers in more than 90 countries around the world and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.
Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. We continue to expand our product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. Our broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of our commercial airplane family; integrating military platforms, defense systems and the warfighter through network-centric operations; creating advanced technology solutions that reach across business units; e-enabling airplanes and providing connectivity on moving platforms; and arranging financing solutions for our customers.
Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 160,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces anywhere. More than 83,800 of our people hold college degrees--including nearly 29,000 advanced degrees--in virtually every business and technical field from approximately 2,800 colleges and universities worldwide. Our enterprise also leverages the talents of hundreds of thousands more skilled people working for Boeing suppliers worldwide.
When you consider Boeing's many accomplishments -- from the earliest biplanes to today's supersonic aircraft and spacecraft -- you might think we would be content with how far we've come. But a company of our size and scope doesn't succeed by resting on its laurels. At Boeing we're constantly re-examining our strengths and processes to build a company as strong and vital as its heritage.
Our future success is based on a three-pronged strategy:
* Run healthy core businesses
* Leverage our strengths into new products and services
* Open new frontiers
In order to put this strategy into action, we considered where we are today, and where we would like to be tomorrow.
Boeing's core competencies are:
* Detailed customer knowledge and focus
We will seek to understand, anticipate and be responsive to our customers' needs.
* Large-scale systems integration
We will continuously develop, advance, and protect the technical excellence that allows us to integrate effectively the systems we design and produce.
Our entire enterprise will be a lean operation, characterized by the efficient use of assets, high inventory turns, excellent supplier management, short cycle times, high quality and low transaction costs.
At Boeing, we have committed to a set of core values that not only define who we are, but serve as guideposts to help us become the company we'd like to be. We truly live these values every day. Here they are:
We will be a world-class leader in every aspect of our business -- in developing our team leadership skills at every level; in our management performance; in the way we design, build and support our products; and in our financial results.
We will always take the high road by practicing the highest ethical standards and by honoring our commitments. We will take personal responsibility for our actions and treat everyone fairly and with trust and respect.
We will strive for continuous quality improvement in all that we do, so that we will rank among the world 's premier industrial firms in customer, employee and community satisfaction.
Satisfied customers are essential to our success. We will achieve total customer satisfaction by understanding what the customer wants and delivering it flawlessly.
People working together
We recognize that our strength and our competitive advantage is - and always will be -people. We will continually learn, and share ideas and knowledge. We will encourage cooperative efforts at every level and across all activities in our company.
A diverse and involved team
We value the skills, strengths and perspectives of our diverse team. We will foster a participatory workplace that enables people to get involved in making decisions about their work that advance our common business objectives.
Good corporate citizenship
We will provide a safe workplace and protect the environment. We will promote the health and well-being of Boeing people and their families. We will work with our communities by volunteering and financially supporting education and other worthy causes.
Enhancing shareholder value
Our business must produce a profit, and we must generate superior returns on the assets entrusted to us by our shareholders. We will ensure our success by satisfying our customers and increasing shareholder value.
Boeing is a company of great people in one of the most exciting industries in the world. Our heritage mirrors the very heritage of aviation itself. We are positioned to be the best in the world. Together, working according to the principles we believe in, we will be the best in the world.
Diversity and inclusion are part of Boeing's values at the highest level. Having diverse employees, business partners and community relationships is vital to creating advanced aerospace products and services for our diverse customers around the world.
The company's commitment to diversity means providing a work environment for all employees that is welcoming, respectful and engaging, with opportunities for personal and professional development. This in turn increases productivity, quality, creativity and innovation.
Boeing has a formal, companywide diversity strategy, mission and goals, which guide a variety of internal programs and events. Our business excellence reaches new heights every day...powered by Boeing people.