Ingersoll Rand received the Outstanding Employee Engagement Practices & Green Teams Award from the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (ISE), for its effort in empowering employees worldwide to increase sustainability actions, the company.
The director of Global Sustainability Programs, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand, Gretchen Digby, received the award on behalf of the company at the award presentation ceremony. The ceremony was part of the celebration of the ISE’s 10th year as a catalyst for sustainable enterprise which was marked by a 100 percent green/carbon-neutral event in New Jersey and surrounding areas.
Ingersoll Rand provided additional support by sponsoring the event, which will help fund scholarships for students studying sustainability. Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, also made a Climate Commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its products and operations by 2030. The Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment pledges to modify its activities to cut GHG emission.
Presently, the company’s Climate Commitment has supported the avoidance of approximately 2 million metric tons of CO2 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.