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Message from President and CEO, 
UTC Building & Industrial Systems

Geraud Darnis
 

At UTC Building & Industrial Systems, responsibility through environmental stewardship is a core value that we think about every day – in our products and services, in our operations and in our culture. We're building on a strong legacy of sustainability. We were among the first to set energy reduction goals in our factories more than two decades ago. We were the first in our industry to phase-out ozone depleting refrigerants well ahead regulatory mandates. And, we're the only company in the world to be a founding member of the U.S., India, Argentina, China, Singapore, Kuwait and France Green Building Councils.

We walk the talk at UTC Building & Industrial Systems by putting our words into action. We understand the green building movement because we were there at the beginning. We recognize that green products must start at a green company. We know much is at stake with our natural environment, and much must be brought into balance. Above all, we realize that today's environmental challenges require natural leadership.

Our inspiration comes the pioneering founders of our companies. Elisha Otis invented the first elevator with safety brakes. Willis Carrier invented modern air conditioning. Robert Edwards invented the first alarm bell. Jeremiah Chubb invented the first detector lock. Walter Kidde produced the first integrated smoke detection and carbon dioxide extinguishing system for use on board ships. That pioneering spirit remains today in UTC Building & Industrial Systems’ approach to environmental innovation. We will never rest on our accomplishments, but instead consistently look for ways to improve – our products, our environment and our world.

Geraud Darnis

Message from chief sustainability officer,
UTC Building & Industrial Systems

John Mandyck
 

Green products must start at a green company. We’ve worked steadily over the last two decades to put that principle into action. Through this website, we hope you can see the comprehensive approach we’ve taken to incorporate sustainability into our products and services, our operations and our culture. Natural leadership requires the innovation to continuously improve – and we plan no less. 

John Mandyck

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