Honeywell is committed to taking an active role in some of the most pressing challenges facing the world today, including energy efficiency, emissions standards, and environmental protection. We’ve partnered with some of the most independently acclaimed organizations in these fields to make a real, measurable, and lasting difference for our customers and our communities:
On May 16, 2007, Honeywell joined former U.S. President Bill Clinton to announce a global Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program as part of the Clinton Climate Initiative. As part of the program, we’re partnering with the mayors of the world’s largest cities to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. We remain committed to working in close collaboration with these individuals to achieve a safer, healthier, cleaner environment for future generations.
As part of our commitment to meet and exceed standards, Honeywell participates in the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® program designed to encourage businesses to continuously improve environmental, health and safety performances beyond U.S. government requirements. Overall, Responsible Care program participants have achieved 70% emissions reductions and a worker safety record four times better than the U.S. manufacturing sector average.
We invite you to learn more about Honeywell’s participation in the Responsible Care Program.
Honeywell is partnering with the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) to generate a new source of renewable energy by harvesting wood from shrub willows to produce heat, electricity, or biofuels such as ethanol. The shrub willows were first planted in the spring of 2004 as part of a pilot project to develop a living cover for the Solvay Settling Basin near Syracuse, New York.
Since then, more than 400,000 willows have been planted. Willow branches can be harvested from living shrubs every three years, for over 20 years before new shrubs must be planted, providing an innovative and lasting sustainable energy resource.
We are a sponsor of a report published in November 2007 by McKinsey & Company and The Conference Board titled Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions: How Much at What Cost? The report is a detailed analysis of 250 opportunities for reducing greenhouse gases. It concludes that the United States could reduce greenhouse gas emissions at manageable costs using proven and emerging high-potential technologies.