Business 100 Green Initiatives


United Technologies Corporation

Margaret Smyth, Vice President and Controller

UTC has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes every year since the indexes began in 1999. The indexes are the longest-running global sustainability benchmarks and follow a best-in-class approach to identify sustainability leaders from each industry on a global and regional level.

In April 2009, UTC co-chaired a study with Lafarge on reducing carbon emissions from buildings called “Transforming the Market: Energy Efficiency in Buildings.” at the Alliance to Save Energy’s EE Global Forum and Exposition in Paris.


Anne Mulcahy, Chairman

Xerox partners with the Nature Conservancy in support of Sustainable Forest practices and holds paper suppliers to strict environmental standards. Recently, Xerox created the Green World Alliance Program, which helps businesses and individuals recycle used toner bottles and ink cartridges. They have also designed a multifunction, cartridge-less printer that reduces waste by 90%.