Our company priorities are to provide a safe and healthy workplace for employees around the world, protect our natural environment and offer safe products and services.
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) relies on several key factors to bring these priorities to fruition. We have established an effective Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) policy and management system. We are committed to meeting or exceeding all legal and other requirements related to the environment, health and safety. We have also set objectives in this area and perform regular performance monitoring of our practices and goals. Our on-going challenge is therefore to promote a corporate culture of cooperation where all employees have the sense of responsibility and awareness, along with the correct training, needed to ensure that P&WC attains its EH&S objectives.
At P&WC, the management team is dedicated to minimizing and controlling the risks and impacts related to the environment, health and safety.
Our Health and Safety achievements include our Safety at Heart program. We are particularly proud of this program because it has provided our staff with both valuable life-saving information and basic emergency care techniques. Our Safety at Heart program was rolled out to all of our locations over a two-year period and was completed in 2006. St. John Ambulance provided the training.
Environmentally Sustainable Products
P&WC is committed to protecting the planet for future generations. We are leaders in the development and adoption of environmentally sustainable products and practices. Our Green Engine and Green Factory programs enable us to design, produce and operate our products, while minimizing environmental, health, safety, and natural resource impacts.
Our environmentally compatible metallurgical technology, chemical processes and engineering designs meet or exceed Canadian, American and European Union regulations. Our environmental achievements include, amongst others, reductions in water consumption and atmospheric emissions, soil decontamination, waste management and recycling programs.
A Leader in the Development of Green Technologies
P&WC is going even further to protect the environment. We are leaders in the development of green technologies. Each day, we devote substantial R&D efforts to developing new engines that will surpass the stringent International Civil Aviation Organization noise and emission standards. We already exceed current standards but intend to achieve unmatched performance levels in the future. We are also focused on developing advanced manufacturing technologies that will bring engines to market quickly, reduce fuel consumption and enhance cost competitiveness. P&WC will lead the world in creating a new generation of greener engines.
As part of the search for greener ways to fly, P&WC has also formed links with aerospace industry partners and universities. Together, we are working on a revolutionary research project to investigate the potential use of biofuels in small- and medium-sized aircraft engines. P&WC is evaluating the feasibility of using "second-generation" biofuels that originate from sources that do not compete with human food sources, such as biofuels derived from jatropha and algae, as well as biobutanol, to power aircraft engines.
Energy Conservation Award
In 2005, P&WC won the prestigious Industrial Energy Innovators Award for innovative work in energy efficiency programs resulting in energy savings.
In 2008, P&WC received an Environmental Excellence in Business award from Dalhousie University’s Eco-Efficiency Centre for championing green practices at its manufacturing facility in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Toxic Reduction Act and Plan Summary
As part of Pratt & Whitney’s Environment, Health & Safety Policy, we will not be satisfied until our workplace is safe from hazards, our employees are injury free, our products and services are safe, and our commitment and record in compliance, pollution prevention and protection of the natural environment are unmatched.
In compliance with the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009, each facility located in Ontario subject to this legislation is required to develop plans to prevent pollution, protect human health and protect the environment by reducing the use and creation of toxic substances. Summaries of our plans are available to our employees and the public at the following links P&WC Plant 22 TRA Plan Summary and 2015 Public Reporting Summary.
For more information on the Toxics Reduction Act and O. Reg. 455/09 visit: http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/environment/en/legislation/toxics_reduction_act/index.htm