2025 EH&S Sustainability Goals



Five-year goals help drive continuous improvement in important areas. Both former companies had long histories of setting and achieving aggressive goals. Raytheon Technologies’ 2025 EH&S sustainability goals will drive significant improvement, build on our past achievements and represent “best of the best” ideas. In addition to these goals, our unwavering commitment to compliance with local regulations is a bedrock for the company.

 

2025 EH&S sustainability goals

Environment goals

The company set goals in three key environmental areas: greenhouse gas emissions, water and waste. These topics are important not only to the company but also to our communities and stakeholders. A fourth environment goal is to implement a set of best practices in these areas to drive reductions.

 

  • Greenhouse gas emission reduction continues to be a top priority for the company. The 10% reduction goal from 2019 levels is on top of 15 years of greenhouse gas reduction from our two former companies.
  • Similarly, we seek to conserve water, reducing our use by 10% compared with 2019.
  • The waste reduction goal seeks to reduce waste that is buried or burned by 10% from 2019 levels. These waste management methods have the most harmful environmental impacts and are the least-preferred according to the U.S. EPA waste management hierarchy.
  • We are also expanding the use of best management practices to enhance our environmental programs and reduce our impacts. We have selected more than 30 best practices in the areas of water, waste and energy/greenhouse gas for sites to implement.
Health and safety goals
Raytheon Technologies chose four leading indicators to measure progress in our 2025 health and safety goals. We believe focusing on leading, not lagging indicators, will achieve the safest workplace and greatest reduction in injuries.

 

  • Ergonomic injuries (including injuries relating to lifting, lowering, pushing or pulling objects and from repetitive motion) are the leading type of workplace injuries. The 2025 ergonomic goal is to reduce 100% of the high/elevated ergonomic risks and 50% of the medium risks. 
  • Another goal proactively targets reducing potential exposure — well beyond what is required by regulation — to certain hazardous materials such as solvents and toxic metals, and to noisy work environments. The goal is to reduce at least half the high risks by the end of 2025. 
  • The level 1 mistake proofing goal is a corrective action process that requires controls such as engineering changes, task redesign or hazard isolation after all serious injuries, and lost workday injuries. This process leads to more robust corrective actions (beyond administrative controls) to prevent recurrence. 

  • The final safety goal is to ensure that all operations implement a near-miss reporting system that identifies and eliminates hazards before they can result in an employee illness or injury. Identifying near misses — before they become injuries — is an essential step in maturing our safety culture into one that is proactive and focused in eliminating unsafe acts and conditions.

Disclaimer: This webpage contains certain metrics and other information relating to the company's sustainability objectives, goals, plans, expectations and data. This information is based on a combination of company- and industry-specific datasets and, in certain cases, our current best estimates and assumptions. Such measurements reflect current industry practices, legal and regulatory requirements, and other applicable frameworks, but has not been audited or reviewed by a third party. Furthermore, the company's forward-looking information on the webpage, including its goals, plans and expectations, involve risks and uncertainties that may result in our not achieving goals, or cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, global macroeconomic conditions, evolving industry best practices, applicable frameworks and legal and regulatory requirements. The information on this page is as of its March 12, 2021 posting only, and will be updated when, as, and if determined by the company.