Case Study

The power of green at Pratt & Whitney

Environmental Manufacturing

Through its Green Power Grant and recycling programmes, Pratt & Whitney has initiated a project to reduce its environmental impact and help regenerate the environment.

Launched in 2008, Pratt & Whitney’s Green Power Grant programme provides grant money to US employee volunteers for clean-up, habitat restoration and environmental education programmes. Ranging from sneaker collection initiatives to garden planting courses, the initiatives being supported are varied and cover a broad spectrum

The Pratt & Whitney's Revert Management Program, on the other hand began operating out of its East Hartford headquarters more than 10 years ago. The programme’s objective is to locate and collect scrap aerospace engine materials and return them to the aerospace industry supply base for reconditioning.

Aerospace metals are ideal for reuse since they can generally be recycled forever without significant degradation to their integrity. In this way, the programme benefits the environment as it can eliminate the need to produce products solely with raw material. As a result, the amount of raw materials that need to be mined, and energy required, is reduced. This, in turn, lessens the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere.