HARTFORD, Conn., June 3, 2008 -– United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) today raised to $250,000 its contribution to the International Federation of Red Cross Disaster Relief Emergency Fund, an increase of $150,000, to assist earthquake victims in southwest China.
“As the magnitude of the destruction caused by the earthquake becomes clearer, it is apparent that more help is needed,” said UTC President and Chief Executive Officer Louis R. Chênevert. “United Technologies Corp. and our employees around the world hope our donations will help those affected by this disaster.”
UTC also is sustaining its global matching gift program that doubles contributions made to China relief efforts by any of UTC’s 225,000 employees worldwide. UTC has 295 offices and 14 factories in more than 72 cities in China and Hong Kong.
This latest contribution more than doubles the $100,000 donation that UTC pledged in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake.
United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries. UTC’s products include Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, Sikorsky helicopters, Carrier heating and air conditioning, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace systems and industrial products, Otis elevators and escalators, UTC Fire & Security systems and UTC Power fuel cells.
In 2007, UTC was named, for the 4th consecutive year, one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. It has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes every year since the indexes began in 1999.