We strive to be the safest,
healthiest aerospace company with the smallest environmental footprint on the planet. Through strong partnerships with employees, suppliers and customers, we work to continually improve our EH&S performance and decrease our EH&S footprint.
At UTC Aerospace Systems, our engineers continue to ‘green’ our products. The ecoIPS™ or Ecological Integrated Propulsion System, bundles together game changing underwing technologies – engine, nacelle and thrust reverser – to improve fuel efficiency and reduce noise pollution. The shorter, more compact nacelle minimizes drag and weight concerns on the aircraft,while the advanced, short fan duct integrated thrust reverser will help reduce fuel burn by 1%. The ecoIPS also incorporates improved acoustic treatment to reduce noise by 2.5 EPNdB.
Reducing Use of Natural Resources
At UTC Aerospace Systems, our employees work on innovative ways to reduce the use of natural resources. Energy and Water Audits are used to help identify and prioritize projects to reduce our environmental impacts. Since 2013, we conducted more than 111 energy audits and 100 water audits. These audits help ensure our operations are running as efficiently as possible.
Green Grant Initiative
The Green Initiative Mini Grant program is open to all employees. The goal of the program is to encourage global employee involvement in the community during Earth Day and beyond, with projects that help sustain our natural environment. Site green teams work within communities and sites to promote sustainability locally and help in projects. Our campus in Bangalore, India is composting all food scraps from its site for landscaping.
Taking the “LEED” in Green Design
Many of our sites around the world are LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Certified through the U.S. Green Building Council, including our Charlotte Headquarters, and facilities in Kimry, Russia; Heath, Ohio; Nordlingen, Germany and Wroclaw, Poland.
Global Chemical Regulation
UTC Aerospace Systems continues to invest in reducing waste products and eliminating toxic products in all of our manufacturing facilities as well as when we collaborate and work with customers, suppliers and partners. We are committed to meeting the European REACH Regulations which mandate that we communicate information on specific substances used in our products. The information in the Safe Use Instructions below detail these requirements.
REACH - Safe Use Instructions
This product is an article, without intended release of a chemical substance, under the REGULATION (EC) No 1907/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). These safe use instructions satisfy the REACH Article 33 Duty to communicate information on substances in articles.
Duty to communicate information on substances in articles
Any supplier of an article containing a substance meeting the criteria in Article 57 and identified in accordance with Article 59(1) in a concentration above 0,1 % weight by weight (w/w) shall provide the recipient of the article with sufficient information, available to the supplier, to allow safe use of the article including, as a minimum, the name of that substance.
SAFE USE INSTRUCTIONS - Substance: Cadmium (plating)
SAFE USE INSTRUCTIONS - Substance: Aluminosilicate Refractory Ceramic Fiber
SAFE USE INSTRUCTIONS - Substance: Strontium Chromate