Webinar: Creating a Resilient Sustainability Strategy and Lessons from COVID-19

Posted August 27, 2020

On August 27, PPG hosted Pratt & Whitney as a speaker for the monthly Green Economy Series. Pratt & Whitney is a long-time ESG leader, creating their own unique brand of Sustainability Strategy and informing and inspiring many others including Pratt and Whitney’s parent company, formerly United Technologies and now Raytheon Technologies.

Pratt and Whitney designs and builds aviation engines at facilities all across the world, including a large facility in Mississauga, right in the heart of the Pearson Eco-Business Zone.

The webinar focused on the core components of Pratt & Whitney’s Sustainability Strategy and how they intend to leverage the lessons of COVID-19 to help achieve their sustainability goals.


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Additional Resources

  • SME Energy Management Consortium: This two-year program is designed to transform SME manufacturers into leaders among their peers in strategic energy management. Participants will have access to a toolkit of resources, direct support from the project leads and a forum where they can learn from other similar-sized local manufacturers. 
  • White Paper: How Corporations Can Invest in Nature for Climate Resilience: As a liaison between the conservation community and the private sector,  this white paper from Partners in Project Green provides information for businesses on flooding issues in the GTA, the benefits of natural infrastructure, and the business case for action.
  • Material Exchange: This PPG program matches companies with other businesses or community groups to rescue unneeded materials. Contact Connie Choy at connie.choy@trca.ca for more details.
  • People Power Challenge: A turn-key employee engagement program that gives businesses an opportunity to provide sustainability information and activities to employees at home and at the workplace. This engagement program runs from August to October, with each month focusing on a specific theme: low carbon transportation and energy conservation, water stewardship, and waste management.

About the Presenter

Scott HendershotScott Hendershot
Senior Manager – Sustainability, Pratt & Whitney

Scott Hendershot has been with Pratt & Whitney Canada for 23 years where he has developed a comprehensive understanding of the business from many perspectives. Over the years he has held positions in Facilities Engineering, Development Assembly & Test, Project Engineering, Operations and Customer Support.

From 2011-2019 he played an active role in developing and embedding Sustainability at Pratt & Whitney Canada, and as of Fall 2019 carries out his responsibilities as Senior Manager – Sustainability reporting to the larger Pratt & Whitney organization based in the USA.

Scott’s broad knowledge, keen interest and dedication to caring for ‘Spaceship Earth’ are what drive his motivation to change the world.