For the Benefit of Earth
Blue Origin’s Sustainability Story
Our Commitment to Earth, Space, and Community
Earth is humanity’s forever home. Yet Earth is finite, and it’s our job to preserve and rejuvenate it for future generations. This requires developing short, and long-term sustainability solutions at home and in space. Blue Origin exists for the benefit of Earth.
We recognize the importance of protecting and restoring our planet and strive to minimize our carbon footprint and promote sustainable practices in all aspects of our operations here on Earth. Elements of our sustainable practices include:
By using liquid oxygen and hydrogen to fuel New Shepard and liquefied natural gas for New Glenn, less fuel is required to produce the same thrust, as compared to fuels like Rocket Propellant-1.
Sustainable Supply Chain
We’re instituting a sustainable economic model in our supply chain, helping to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials. By working with raw material marketplaces and distributors whose customers value renewable energy systems, we will continue to reduce the cost and impact of space access.
Striving for Green, Day to Day
At every Blue location, we’re setting sustainability success against carbon emissions, energy, waste, and water usage goals. In our manufacturing and operations across Kent, Huntsville, Cape Canaveral, and West Texas, we’re building recycling, reuse, and conservation into our day-to-day practices.
As pioneers in the space industry, we understand the importance of sustainable practices beyond Earth's boundaries. Our Space Resources Program has been developing technologies to enable us to live off the surface of the Moon and beyond. These sustainable technologies do not require carbon, water, or other chemicals, and result in applications that are solar-powered, carbon-neutral, and non-toxic.
This mission will take all of us. In collaboration with our nonprofit Club for the Future, STEM partners, conservation collaborators, and industry partners aligned with our passion for preserving Earth, we’re building a coalition of organizations to support sustainability, education, and scientific discovery initiatives.