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United Technologies Earns Top Marks in 2017 Corporate Equality Index

United Technologies Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality

FARMINGTON, Conn., Dec. 5, 2016  -- United Technologies, proudly announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. United Technologies joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

"Our policies, benefits and practices demonstrate our corporate responsibility to our LGBT employees and to our ever-diversifying workforce," said Beth Amato, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. "Our commitment to inclusion, diversity and fostering an environment of trust and respect for all our employees remains a top priority." 

The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. United Technologies' efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About United Technologies
United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. For more information about the company, visit our website at www.utc.com or follow us on Twitter: @UTC.

About The Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

Joshua Silverman             
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