Environmental Sustainability

Our Planet

Climate action is a global imperative and our customers are demanding solutions. They seek our guidance on how to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their buildings and industrial and transportation systems. Every day at Ingersoll Rand, we strive to innovate and deliver on their needs while also ensuring that our actions are consistent within our own operations. Ingersoll Rand is leading the way in decarbonizing our value chain, from raw materials sourcing to a product’s end of life. Since 2015, we have refreshed 20.5% of our product portfolio to feature sustainable design aligned with total lifecycle management best practices.  

Across our sites, we reduce GHG emissions by investing in renewable energy, modernizing industrial processes and replacing incandescent light bulbs with LED lights. We are working to use only the resources we need, optimize energy use, reduce our Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions and improve waste and water management.

We know keeping environmental sustainability at the forefront of everything we do requires a rigorous and deep-rooted support structure. Our global Climate Commitment, set in 2014 and championed by our most senior leaders, outlines goals to significantly reduce GHG emissions from our operations and product portfolio by 2020, and incorporate alternatives with lower-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants across our product portfolio by 2030.

Our 2018 ESG Report provides updates on our continuing progress toward our Climate Commitment and environmental goals.

Our Climate Commitment increases energy efficiency and reduces the GHG emissions related to both our operations and products including:

50% reduction

in the GHG refrigerant footprint of our products for our customers by 2020 and lower-global warming potential alternatives across our portfolio by 2030

$500 million

investment in product-related research and development over the next five years to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions

35% reduction

in the GHG footprint of the company’s office buildings, manufacturing facilities and fleet by 2020