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Supplier Diversity Milestones

Supplier Diversity Milestones


United Technologies’ commitment to small and diverse businesses dates nearly 40 years. Our major supplier diversity milestones include:


Founding corporate member of the Connecticut Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC)


Chairmanship of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) for two consecutive terms by our chairman and CEO


Establishment of the annual UTC Minority Business Exchange


Chairmanship of the NMSDC's International Program Advisory Committee


UTC becomes member of Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)



UTC joins Center for Women Enterprise (CWE), WBENC New England Regional Affiliate


UTC wins WBENC Top Corporation of the Year Bronze Recognition


UTC wins GNEMSDC Corporation of the Year
UTC wins CWE Supplier Diversity Professional of the Year


Pratt & Whitney wins GNEMSDC Local Corporation of the Year

Throughout this time, we have sustained board memberships with the NMSDC and several of its regional councils. Additionally, we have continued our support in the areas of supplier outreach and development. Some of UTC’s key initiatives include:

  • Mentor Protégé – participation as a mentor under federal developmental programs for targeted categories of small businesses 

  • BusinessLINC – a program where local corporations mentor Connecticut diverse businesses 

  • Diverse Business Exchange – a UTC conference to provide small and diverse businesses the opportunity to network with UTC supply management professionals and Tier 1 suppliers 

  • Supplier Gold Program – UTC’s supplier recognition program established to acknowledge superior performance 

  • Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) and continuous improvement training and events 

  • Scholarships to diverse suppliers relating to business development 

  • Supplier diversity awareness practicum at historically black colleges and universities, minority institutions and other major business schools 

  • Tier 2 Program – a program that expands our Supplier Diversity efforts to our prime suppliers by requiring or encouraging them to do business with competitive diverse companies

Executive leadership and our Supplier Diversity Council (SDC) drive strategy development and work together with supply management and other functional areas to ensure the execution of key initiatives. The SDC members are the chief supplier diversity experts for their respective business units. They are the primary contacts for guidance on how to access UTC business opportunities and participation in our supplier development initiatives.