September 18, 2017

Green Builder Magazine Names Ingersoll Rand an Eco-Leader for Third Consecutive Year

Ingersoll Rand is recognized on Green Builder Magazine’s annual list of Eco-Leaders for a third consecutive year.

Companies recognized as Eco-Leaders are paving the way to a sustainable future with breakthrough technologies and inventive approaches to reducing their collective footprint.

This honor highlights a number of key attributes that differentiate our approach to energy efficiency and sustainability, specifically our Climate Commitment to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction and re-manufacturing process to rebuild used equipment to put back into service.

“In 2014 we made a significant commitment to reduce environmental impacts from our operations and product portfolio by 2030. Since making the announcement we’ve avoided more than of 6.7 million metric tons of CO2 globally,” said Scott Tew, executive director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand. “We are actively working with universities, other industries and non-governmental organizations to develop a roadmap for transitioning products which currently have no viable alternative eco-friendly solutions.”

Green Builder Magazine honored us in 2016 for our Climate Commitment, employee engagement initiatives and Green Teams. It praised our holistic approach to sustainability by weaving energy efficiency and sustainability into the fabric of the organization.

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Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment

In 2014, we announced our Climate Commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from our products and operations by 2030. The Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment pledges to:

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

To date, the company’s Climate Commitment has supported the avoidance of approximately 6.7 million metric tons of CO2 globally, which is the equivalent of avoiding annual CO2 emissions from energy used in more than 700,000 homes for one year. By 2030, the company expects to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 million metric tons.

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