Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine ranked Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, on the publication’s Most Improved Corporate Citizens list. Announced in December 2014, rankings are based on improved performance in environmental, climate change, human rights, employee relations, corporate governance, philanthropy and financial categories.
Ingersoll Rand moved up 56 spaces since the previous year’s rankings. This latest achievement comes on the heels of the company’s No. 48 ranking on CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens.
“We have worked hard to embed sustainability into the fabric of the company. It is an honor to have our efforts recognized in this way,” said W. Scott Tew, executive director for the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand. “Making such a drastic leap in the rankings reinforces the value we see in committing time and resources to efforts that have a positive impact on our employees, the communities in which we operate, and on customer outcomes that exceed their expectations.”
CR Magazine and the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA) share a common purpose in advancing corporate accountability and responsibility. Companies from the Russell 1000 Index are considered for the Top 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking and are evaluated on publicly available data sources of more than 298 data elements, which cover disclosure, policy and performance across the economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainability.
“Each year, CR Magazine engages its research partners in an in-depth and arduous process and comes up with a list that ranks each Russell 1000 company according to its performance on 298 data points related to CR,” said Bill Hatton, editorial director of CR Magazine. “This year, we decided to honor companies that jumped the most number of places on the list that would show a company was demonstrating a new openness and willingness to be held accountable and thus a renewed commitment to CR, sustainability and shared value.”