FARMINGTON, Conn., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier Corp., a unit of
United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), was honored recently with the
Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity's first-ever Community Ambassadors
Award. The organization recognized Carrier for its 10th corporate house
sponsorship as well as its ongoing support. Carrier further supported the
Hartford affiliate by donating 10 heating systems installed in new Habitat
houses in 2007.
"Carrier has paved the way for other companies as it has raised the bar
on corporate giving and community service," said Hartford Habitat's
Executive Director Michael J. Brett. "We are pleased to present them with
the first Community Ambassadors Award."
Carrier President Geraud Darnis accepted the award which was presented
at Habitat's Board of Directors Annual Meeting in Hartford on Feb. 28.
"This is a distinct honor for Carrier," said Darnis. "As part of our
corporate commitment to social responsibility, we continuously seek
opportunities to improve the communities where Carrier's employees and
customers live and work. We feel privileged to have supported Habitat's
efforts in the Greater Hartford community over the past decade and look
forward to a strong partnership long into the future."
A long-time partner of Habitat for Humanity, Carrier has donated more
than $3 million in cash and equipment and built more than 100 homes on
three continents. The company has enabled its employees to volunteer
upwards of 26,000 hours with Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the
"At Carrier, our purpose is to make the world a better place to live by
creating a comfortable, productive and healthy environment," said Darnis.
"We do that with our innovative products that are energy efficient and
environmentally sound. We also fulfill our purpose through the actions of
Carrier employees in their communities."
Carrier supports organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, that
promote the use of green building practices and environmental
sustainability in urban centers. It is in this spirit that Carrier helped
the Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity incorporate green building practices
into its homes in 2006. The Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity continues to
design homes that meet ecologically sound building standards through the
use of recycled materials, renewable resources and energy efficiency.
About Carrier Corp.
Carrier Corp., headquartered in Farmington, Conn., is the world's
largest provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions.
With 2007 revenues of $14.6 billion, Carrier has approximately 43,000
employees worldwide and operations in more than 170 countries. Carrier is
part of United Technologies Corp., a Hartford, Connecticut-based provider
of products and services to the aerospace and building systems industries
worldwide. Visit www.carrier.com for more information.
SOURCE Carrier Corp.