Fischers Aktien-Gesellschaft Aerospace, a division of the Schaeffler Group, has been recognized with Pratt & Whitney´s 2015 Supplier Sustainability Award for the company´s outstanding social, environmental and employment standards.
Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Schaeffler Aerospace currently holds 222 valid environmental certifications worldwide and has developed an energy management system according to the global ISO 500001 standard. All of its manufacturing locations worldwide are validated and certified under the ISO 14001 (environment protection), OHSAS 18001 (occupational safety) and European EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme).
In 2014, FAG Aerospace and United Technologies Corp. (UTC) jointly invested in a dedicated bearings manufacturing facility for UTC´s aerospace divisions, including Pratt & Whitney, Pratt & Whitney Canada, UTC Aerospace Systems and at the time, Sikorsky. At the facility, FAG Aerospace implemented free cooling and central coolant systems, which use external temperature conditions as free coolant. The facility also uses recycled water and is a paperless environment, all contributing to a much lower environmental footprint and significant cost savings.
Pratt & Whitney suppliers were invited to apply for the award by participating in a voluntary survey about the company´s commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability. The survey included questions about code of ethics, environmental targets, Environment, Health & Safety management systems, level of sustainability report, certifications and community outreach.
Pratt & Whitney designs, manufactures and services aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.