United Technologies has long recognized the value of sustainable practices. Since 1992, we have implemented sustainability initiatives across our value chain designed to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment and strengthen the economic health of future generations. Around the world, our facilities continue to set new workplace Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) performance benchmarks, demonstrating firsthand how our responsible management practices are providing value to our operations, employees, customers, shareowners and the communities where we operate.
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 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.