Energy efficiency remains integral to our global portfolio innovation efforts. To deliver growth with a focus on innovation, in 2013, we expanded our efforts to understand and capture the full spectrum of our product and service impacts by incorporating life cycle assessments (LCAs), customer opportunity assessments, resource consumption and sustainability risk analysis (including emerging regulations) into the Ingersoll Rand Product Development Process (IRPDP).
We are engaged with policymakers to bring solutions to topics that are material to our business, with the two areas where the company is most active being energy efficiency and refrigerant policy. Ingersoll Rand supports cost-effective policies that facilitate market transition to more energy-efficient technologies. We support strong energy efficiency requirements for new and existing construction and are working with governments in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the European Union, China and India to facilitate adoption and enforcement of such programs. We actively participate in international forums, such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Montreal Protocol, to help create an organized approach to global refrigerant transitions. We are also working proactively with government agencies and refrigerant suppliers to help identify alternatives and facilitate a practical transition that reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as early as possible.
Ingersoll Rand engages in public policy both directly and through associations and coalitions to understand and help shape future regulations. When appropriate, technical policy experts engage directly with regulators and other key stakeholders both in advance of and during the rulemaking process. We periodically review our approach to issues with the impacted business or function and leadership; during this review, we discuss strategies and make adjustments. Success is achieved when organizational alignment is maintained during the issue management process, when individuals and leaders feel prepared for interaction with policymakers and when the businesses and functions are prepared to comply with regulations once final. Grievances are dealt with throughout the periodic review process.
We engage with government agencies and refrigerant suppliers in
shaping a global transition to next-generation refrigerants with
low-global warming potential. In accordance with our global Climate
Commitment, we are working proactively with suppliers to identify and
develop a viable, long-term low-global warming potential alternative
to R410A, which is the most prevalent hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) used in
heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) today. This
alternative is crucial to the success of the Kigali Agreement to the
Montreal Protocol, which seeks to phase down HFCs by 85% by
Our key objective is to offer Ingersoll Rand customers the widest possible range of options. We continue to evaluate the available alternatives for global markets to ensure we have a strong service organization and supply chain in place to support their transition to low-global warming potential alternatives.
The laws of many countries prohibit or strictly limit contributions by corporations to political parties and candidates. Although our employees may engage in personal political activity, they are prohibited from doing so on behalf of Ingersoll Rand or in their capacity as a company employee. In the United States, Ingersoll Rand manages a nonpartisan political action committee (PAC), which is compliant with all applicable laws and is regulated by the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Under the FEC, all funds received by the PAC, and resulting contributions to federal candidates, are publicly disclosed. For a list of federal contributions, see here. Although Ingersoll Rand employees may make personal contributions to political parties and candidates, they are not permitted to receive any type of reimbursement from the company.
Ingersoll Rand Federal Political Action Committee Total
Contibutions (U.S. Only)
Contributions to Section 527 Organizations
Ingersoll Rand uses the term “527 organizations” to refer to political organizations created under Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code other than political action committees and candidate or party committees. Ingersoll Rand has not contributed to 527 organizations, and going forward has no intention of doing so. If Ingersoll Rand’s position changes, any such contributions will be listed here.
In addition, the company has not contributed to federal independent expenditure-only political committees (also known as “Super PACs”), and going forward, has no intention of doing so. If Ingersoll Rand’s position changes, any such contributions will be listed here.
Ingersoll Rand is committed to operating in a way that safeguards our people and protects the environment.
To achieve a zero injury and incident culture and to meet our environmental goals, we are committed to integrating sound environmental, health and safety (EHS) practices into our everyday activities with our stakeholders. From a regulatory authority compliance perspective, Ingersoll Rand:
Ingersoll Rand provides refrigeration, cooling and air conditioning solutions for our customers globally. Therefore, we take responsibility for managing materials in a manner that protects our environment, employees, customers and communities. Some refrigerants used in Ingersoll Rand products are considered ozone-depleting substances and may have high global warming potential. We use responsible and sustainable operating and handling practices, which minimize refrigerant leaks and avoid environmental and safety impacts.
Our EHS policy is publicly available and has been signed by Michael W. Lamach, chairman and CEO.
Our EHS policy is more than just a document containing guiding principles and a summary of our policies and obligations. It is a compilation of everything we stand for and the trust we have built through decades of proven results.
It is a promise to our customers, business partners, shareholders,
communities and each other that we will continue to be good corporate
citizens and remain committed to operating safely and protecting the
Keith Sultana, senior vice president of Global Operations and
Integrated Supply Chain, serves as the executive sponsor of EHS
programs across all Ingersoll Rand operations. Our EHS Council,
consisting of EHS leaders from the corporate team and each business
unit, meets regularly to develop or enhance our EHS management
standards aimed at improving performance. Each of our manufacturing
and service facilities continues to mature our EHS management systems.
To push us further, we set annual goals in key impact areas and track
our continuous improvement.
Employee engagement and EHS committees are critical to effective EHS programs and improvements. We directly involve employees in strategic planning, assessing performance status and as a means to ensure continuous engagement on the part of leadership, subject matter experts and production associates. Employees are able to participate in identifying safety issues and implementing solutions to improve their workplace. These committees generally meet at least monthly.
The EHS function uses a leading cloud-based software solution, Gensuite™, which enables Ingersoll Rand to foster safe and sustainable workplaces worldwide. Gensuite™ is used to collect and track data and provide monthly reports on EHS progress to the executive and facility-level leadership teams. The insights in these reports lead to program improvements and initiatives to drive continuous improvement in our EHS performance.
We focus on performance monitoring and improvement in the following areas:
Our corporate EHS group regularly monitors facility-level performance in these areas against global EHS standards and applicable regulatory requirements.
We use a combination of third-party consultants and internal EHS staff to conduct independent audits of each Ingersoll Rand site on a prescribed frequency that depends on the site’s complexity.
Our proactive oversight process also requires key facilities to
conduct annual EHS self-assessments, following a standard protocol to
identify opportunities to improve EHS performance.
Keeping our employees safe is a longstanding priority for Ingersoll
Rand and a fundamental tenet of our culture. The majority of personnel
located at our manufacturing sites, other large locations and those
team members who complete service work at third-party locations
receive EHS training annually. Our foundation for recording and
reporting accidents is the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) regulation 29 CFR 1904. This standard is applied
to Ingersoll Rand sites globally. Additionally, sites will comply with
local regulations when they are stricter than the U.S. OSHA standard.
Our EHS data is assured annually by a third party and the results of
our 2017 assurance can be found here. Employees have a number of ways to be
involved in health and safety programs. Global health issues are
addressed through multiple mechanisms, including, among others,
high-risk travel destinations, global crisis emergency planning,
practices for emergency medical responders and company health
programs. Additional awareness training is planned for service
personnel who perform work in medical health care facilities.
During acquisitions, Ingersoll Rand executes a formal due diligence
process that includes EHS considerations. Formal change management
programs are implemented for new operations and/or the introduction of
new or redesigned products. EHS risk assessments are implemented at
multiple levels, including pre-task, pre-project, within change
management and when evaluating overall enterprise risks. Ingersoll
Rand does not subscribe to Article 15 of the Rio Principles and
therefore currently does not address the precautionary approach and
principle. Ingersoll Rand received no significant fines for
noncompliance in 2017. Additional information can be found here.
Each of our manufacturing and service facilities continues to mature our EHS management systems. To push us further, we set annual goals in key impact areas and track our continuous improvement.