The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent the biggest and most complex challenges of our time. In addition to reducing the impacts of our operations and portfolio, we prioritize the SDGs that are most relevant to our expertise, business objectives, and citizenship goals. In 2016, we used the SDGs as part of our existing 2020 sustainability targets to help guide our business direction.
Ingersoll Rand was one of the first companies to work with the Trucost SDG Evaluation Tool to better understand how the SDGs relate to our business impact. The tool provides quantitative insights about which SDGs we can make the biggest impact on and where we have opportunities to improve.
Our operations and value chain contribute most significantly to:
To increase our impact, we also aligned our citizenship targets with four of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — Climate Action (SDG 13), Quality Education (SDG 4), Zero Hunger (SDG 2) and Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11). Read more about our progress toward 2020 targets and approach to corporate citizenship.