Green Builder Magazine Celebrates Ingersoll Rand as an Eco-Leader for Second Consecutive Year

Aug 11, 2016 1:05 PM ET

DAVIDSON, N.C., Aug. 11, 2016 /3BL Media/  Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, is recognized on Green Builder Magazine’s annual list of Eco-Leaders for a second consecutive year.

Companies recognized as Eco-Leaders proactively strive to make the world a better place to live through innovations in conservation, waste reduction and reduced carbon emissions.

“The way to ensure a company sees lasting change in its sustainability and efficiency efforts is to help employees fundamentally understand that each person has a stake in the company’s success,” said W. Scott Tew, executive director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand. “We go to great lengths to ensure our employees feel engaged and empowered to have a positive impact on the environment and the communities in which they live. This not only helps Ingersoll Rand move closer to achieving the goals set forth in our Climate Commitment, but also helps our employees feel more fulfilled and connected to the company.”

The honor highlights a number of key attributes that differentiate Ingersoll Rand’s approach to energy efficiency and sustainability, specifically its global network of Green Teams and the company’s global Climate Commitment.

“We’re delighted to select Ingersoll Rand as an Eco-Leader for the second year in a row. Ingersoll Rand is breaking new ground when it comes to reducing the environmental impact of its operations and product portfolio,” said Sara Gutterman, chief executive officer, Green Builder Media. “Of particular note, the company’s outstanding employee engagement practices encourage sustainable thinking throughout the entire company and enables each employee to feel a sense of ownership in the company’s success.”

Green Builder Magazine honored Ingersoll Rand in 2015 for its Climate Commitment, EcoWise™ Portfolio, employee engagement initiatives and transparency: praising the company’s holistic approach to sustainability by weaving energy efficiency and sustainability into the fabric of the organization.

Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment

In 2014, Ingersoll Rand announced the company’s Climate Commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its products and operations by 2030. The Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment pledges to:

  • Reduce the refrigerant GHG footprint of its products by 50 percent by 2020 and incorporate lower-global warming potential alternatives across its portfolio by 2030;
  • Invest $500 million in product-related research and development by 2020 to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions; and
  • Reduce company operations-related GHG emissions by 35 percent by 2020.

To date, the company’s Climate Commitment has supported the avoidance of approximately 2 million metric tons of CO2e globally, which is the equivalent of avoiding annual CO2 emissions from energy used in more than 270,000 homes or more than 2.1 billion pounds of coal burned. By 2030, the company expects to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 million metric tons.

About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit

Dan Berei