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Submitted by: United Technologies Corporation
Posted: May 04, 2005 – 12:00 AM EST
UTC was one of only three companies nominated by the EPA. UTC's global energy use, normalized for revenue, has decreased 40 percent since 1997 - meeting the company's 2006 goal a year ahead of schedule. UTC's normalized water use decreased 53 percent over the same period, while normalized air emissions dropped 58 percent since 1999.
"UTC is committed to protecting the environment, and we have worked diligently to meet our global goals," said Ellen Quinn, director, environmental programs at UTC. "We're very pleased the EPA has recognized our efforts and accomplishments with its distinguished Climate Protection Award."
The nominees were evaluated by EPA staff and judged by an international panel representing industry, government and non-governmental organizations. The EPA says UTC impressed all judges and EPA officials who reviewed its accomplishments.
The awards will be presented at a ceremony tonight at the Hotel Washington in Washington, D.C.
"This year's Climate Protection Award winners show what leadership and ingenuity can do in helping to protect our global environment," said Kathleen Hogan, director, Climate Protection Partnerships Division.
The Climate Protection Award program was established in 1998 to recognize exceptional leadership, outstanding innovation, personal dedication and technical achievements in protecting the climate.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the building systems and aerospace industries. Fortune Magazine has ranked UTC as a "Most Admired" company every year since 2001 based on criteria including social responsibility, innovation and financial performance.
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