Home CATEGORIES Health & Sanitation RTX and its companies donating 1,000 oxygen concentrators to India
Raytheon Technologies Corporation aka RTX employs nearly 5,000 people in India, primarily through Pratt & Whitney and Collins Aerospace. The company is donating 1,000 oxygen concentrators that have already started arriving in India.
This aid is part of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum and organizations actively working with the government across the country. RTX is acting to support the nation during the challenging second wave of COVID-19 cases and protect the health of its colleagues, their families and communities. These life-saving devices will be distributed where the need is the greatest, including those communities where employees work and live. RTX will continue to explore ways to partner and support impacted communities as India recovers.
“Although there are signs of recovery in many parts of the world, our teammates in India continue to confront the enormous challenges of the pandemic,” said Pam Erickson, chief communications officer for Raytheon Technologies. “The time for us to act is now.”
“We need a global response to tackle India’s second wave of COVID-19 infections. The aerospace industry has been on the frontlines, with our military and airline customers transporting vaccines, oxygen and medicines with urgency,” said Ashmita Sethi, president & country head, Pratt & Whitney. “We are proud to power their efforts, and help directly in this time of crisis.”
Teams across RTX are also actively working on securing resources, and utilizing supply chain capabilities to provide PPE and other essential supplies for employees and local communities.
Raytheon Technologies will be matching employee donations made through May 22, which will be channelled to several nonprofits supporting COVID-19 relief efforts in India.
CSR of RTX in India
Through its businesses, Raytheon Technologies has been investing in India for decades. Together, RTX companies Pratt & Whitney, Collins Aerospace, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense are actively involved in ‘Make in India’ with their design, engineering and MRO centres – and ‘Skill India’ through their training centre and STEM education initiatives.
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