Ingersoll Rand has been named to this year’s Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices for the fifth consecutive year – an admirable feat and one that wouldn’t be possible without the support and dedication of our employees.
Our overall score remained consistent with that of previous years and we remain well above the industry average, representing good progress on our sustainability and energy efficiency efforts. We again scored above average on Dow Jones Sustainability Indices’ (DJSI) three dimensions of economic, environmental and social performance.
“Inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices underscores what we already know internally: Sustainability is part of our DNA, manifested in our innovative thinking and actions,” said Paul Camuti, senior vice president and chief technology officer, and Gary Michel, senior vice president and president of Residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning in a joint letter to employees. “We have a shared passion to respond to our customers with products and services that fulfill their energy efficiency, reliability and sustainability goals. We know these are among the most important criteria to our customers when they evaluate and select their business partners.”
Camuti and Michel, who are co-chairs of Ingersoll Rand’s Sustainability Council, emphasized our commitment to improving the efficiency of our buildings, our progress in reducing energy, water and waste, and our volunteerism on our campuses and in our communities through our Green Teams as examples of an ongoing effort to reduce our environmental impact and embed sustainability throughout the organization.
“We’re pleased to be recognized on the DJSI World and North America Indices as it reflects our efforts to increase transparency and promote responsible business practices,” Michel said. “This honor would not be possible without the commitment of our employees who embed sustainability principles into how we operate the company, develop new products and do our part to solve big global issues like resource scarcity and climate impacts. Our shared passion for progress is evident in our efforts to exceed customers’, employees’, shareholders’ and society’s expectations.”
This comes on the heels of our first-time listing on the FTSE Group’s FTSE4Good Index Series and caps a successful year of recognition on the MSCI Global Sustainability Index and our recognition as the No. 1 Industrial Machinery company on FORTUNE Magazine’s 2015 World’s Most Admired Companies list.
To learn more about how Ingersoll Rand is addressing urgent global challenges and how we are demonstrating a link among our economic, social and environmental performance, review our 2014 Annual Report and Sustainability Supplement.