Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions 27 percent from the 2006 baseline. Reductions in greenhouse gases are achieved primarily through energy conservation, cogeneration and process improvements. Each helps preserve natural resources, addresses concerns about climate change and lowers operating costs.
  Water Consumption
Reduce absolute water consumption 40 percent from the 2006 baseline. Water supply is under increasing stress in many places. By reducing our water use, we free up resources in communities where UTC operates and reduce our risk of business interruption.
  Non-Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Reduce absolute air emissions (non-greenhouse gases) 68 percent from the 2006 baseline. UTC targets the reduction of air toxics and hazardous air pollutants that could potentially impact human health or lead to the creation of ground-level ozone.
  Total Industrial Process Waste
Reduce absolute total industrial process waste 45 percent from the 2006 baseline. The cost of managing industrial waste is expected to increase globally as landfill and waste-storage space compete with land needed for infrastructure development.
  Non-Recycled Industrial Process Waste
Reduce absolute non-recycled industrial process waste 54 percent from the 2006 baseline. Non-recycled industrial process waste carries a higher cost and environmental impact than recycled waste.
  Quiet, Clean & Tobacco-Free Facilities
Eliminate 100 percent of employee exposure to noise greater than 85 dBA for an eight-hour time-weighted average. Eliminate 100 percent of processes that produce chemical exposures to personnel above the occupational exposure limit. Achieve 100 percent tobacco-free facilities. A workplace with excessive noise or chemical exposure can cause employees to suffer hearing loss or develop health issues. A tobacco-free workplace reduces the many health risks associated with tobacco use.
  Worldwide Safety Rates
Reduce the Lost Day Incident Rate to 0.10 per 100 employees; reduce the Total Recordable Incident Rate to 0.56 cases per 100 employees. Providing for the safety and health of employees is a core value of our company, and we will not be satisfied until we have an accident-free workplace.
  Fatalities and Serious Injuries
Achieve zero employee and contractor fatalities and serious injuries. It is our responsibility and a core expectation to provide a safe and healthy work environment for both employees and contractors. Eliminating fatalities and serious injuries helps us maintain a valuable working relationship with employees, contractors, labor unions, regulatory agencies and our customers.
  Enforcement Actions & Regulatory/Permit Non-Conformances
Eliminate EH&S enforcement actions. Eliminate permit non-conformances and other regulatory non-conformances. Our EH&S policy calls for full compliance with local laws and regulations and for strict adherence to EH&S permit requirements.
  Energy and Greenhouse Gases
Support and track the energy and greenhouse gas reduction programs of key and critical suppliers. Working on our behalf, UTC suppliers have a greater impact on the environment than our own company’s operations. By helping them achieve greater energy efficiencies and lower greenhouse gas emissions, we help ensure that our products—from inception to development to end use—have the least environmental impact possible. (Key and critical suppliers represent 70 percent of our overall supplier spend.)
  Supplier EH&S
Help key and critical suppliers meet EH&S expectations. The ability of our suppliers to thrive and continue to support UTC is increased when they meet our basic EH&S expectations. In 2007, UTC established the supplier EH&S program. Once key and critical suppliers join the program, they have two years to meet expectations.
  Design for Sustainability
Use Design for Sustainability (DfS) practices in the design of key new products. The operation and disposition of UTC products presents a greater environmental impact than any other aspect of our business. The DfS process enables us to identify potential product impacts during the design of new products and address sustainability issues before they enter into service.
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