United Technologies has long recognized the value of sustainable practices. Since 1992, we have implemented sustainability initiatives across our businesses, designed to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment and strengthen the economic health of future generations. Around the world, our manufacturing facilities and service operations strive for continuous improvement by resetting workplace Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) performance goals every five years.
Our investments have paid off with improvements across our three core program areas: workplace safety, compliance and environment. We have some of the best workplace safety rates among our peers and other multinational manufacturing companies. Our EH&S Management System and ongoing employee health and safety initiatives help ensure our compliance with EH&S laws and regulations. And since 1997, we’ve reduced the environmental footprint of our operations by cutting our annual water use by more than 1 billion gallons and our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by more than 1 million metric tons.