Successful businesses improve the human condition. That is one of Carrier’s core beliefs and a goal toward which we strive every day. We do this because we ship an air conditioner, a furnace or a refrigeration unit every 3 seconds of every hour, each day – benefiting millions of people and businesses the world over.
Carrier provides comfort to homes, productivity to offices, and controlled climates for scientific research, medicine, surgery, hi-tech manufacturing and historical preservation, to name a few. We also preserve the global food supply with refrigerated transportation, storage and display cases for safe, fresh consumption.
We're the largest provider of these systems in the world, and we believe market leadership obligates environmental leadership. We are committed to achieving measured sustainability in every aspect of our business.
We've spent $462M since 1996 helping our workers earn over 15,000 college degrees.
We've reduced energy use by 40% since 1997, water use by 53% since 1997 and air emissions by 58% since 1999 normalized for revenues. In absolute terms we've held energy flat while doubling the size of our business in this period.
We adhere to a strict code of ethics established 15 years ago, as well as non-negotiable safety standards for our entire workforce. We’ve also purchased $400M from women- and minority- owned businesses, and awarded $16M in grants to community groups.
We are proud that each and every one of the products we produce incorporates the latest technologies for energy efficiency and ozone protection. But think if all those products, widely accepted as being green already, were made in an unfriendly manner for the environment? We don’t believe you can truly offer a green product unless it is made in a green manner.
In the last decade, green was about products. And that was great because look how far we've come with buildings across the world. In the next decade, green will be about companies who aggressively meet the environmental challenges we face by demonstrating a total commitment to sustainability. Carrier is striving for this new space on the map where the holistic green movement will elevate environmental responsibility to a whole new dimension.