LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 27, 2014) - Pratt & Whitney and Pratt & Whitney Canada, United Technologies Corp. companies (NYSE:UTX), have awarded the Supplier Sustainability Award to Airtomic-Sargent Aerospace and Defense. Airtomic was recognized for its excellence in ethics and labor standards, environment, health and safety, aggressive conservation goals and community outreach.
"At Pratt & Whitney, we are committed to adhering to the highest ethical and labor standards, protecting the environment, and ensuring the health and safety of each and every one of our employees," said Sergio Loureiro, vice president, Global Supply Chain, Pratt & Whitney. "We hold our suppliers to the same code of conduct. We are proud to recognize Airtomic for its exemplary commitment to sustainability."
"We created the Supplier Sustainability Award to recognize suppliers who demonstrate exceptional performance in resource conservation, ethics, labor guidelines and safe workplace standards," said Irene Makris, vice president, Supply Management, Pratt & Whitney Canada. "Airtomic is aggressively working to reduce the impact of its operations on the environment by targeting to be carbon neutral within the next ten years. The company is also committed to making a difference in their local communities. On average each employee volunteers more than 16 hours a year."
Last year, Pratt & Whitney launched aggressive goals to reduce the environmental impact of its operations, suppliers and products. Pratt & Whitney's 2025 sustainability goals focus on waste, energy, water, safety & wellness, materials, suppliers and products. To achieve these goals, Pratt & Whitney is working closely with its suppliers, customers and other key stakeholders. The company's goal is for its suppliers to have world-class safety rates, meet aggressive resource conservation targets and be 100 percent green certified by 2025.
"Receiving Pratt & Whitney's Supplier Sustainability Award demonstrates Airtomic's commitment to Pratt & Whitney, our employees, the environment and the communities we live and work in," said Mike Callaway, Airtomic Product Director. "We are proud to accept this award and continue to work with Pratt & Whitney to reduce the environmental impact of our operations."
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at www.utc.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.
Founded in 1928, and a global leader in aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada is shaping the future of aviation with dependable, high-technology engines. Based in Longueuil, Quebec (Canada), P&WC is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. Follow P&WC on Twitter: @PWCanada and Facebook for the latest news and updates.
Airtomic is a product line of Sargent Aerospace and Defense. Sargent Aerospace and Defense is a leading supplier of highly engineered product and services. Sargent has been in business for 94 years and has four manufacturing locations and two service locations throughout North America. Sargent is a fully owned subsidiary of Dover Corporation, a Fortune 500 company. For more information, please visit www.sargentaerospace.com.