Sustainability is central to Ingersoll Rand, from the value we provide our customers to the way we run our company and advance quality of life in our communities, countries and the world. For this reason, we believe that serving as a catalyst for global environmental progress is our best path to premier business performance.
Sustainability governance and direction at Ingersoll Rand is the responsibility of our Board of Directors and the Enterprise Leadership Team, with assistance from internal and external advisory and strategy councils. The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board is responsible for overseeing our environmental, health and safety performance, which includes: energy consumption, carbon footprint and waste streams. The Committee meets at least once per year to evaluate the company’s EHS and sustainability performance.
Internal Sustainability Strategy Council
Accountability for sustainability best practices at Ingersoll Rand is the responsibility of our internal Sustainability Strategy Council. Reporting to, and sponsored by, the Enterprise Leadership Team, this group is comprised of company executives representing priority geographies, strategic business units, and functional areas. Their role as Council members is to set priorities and provide guidance on key social, community and environmental issues, ensuring ownership and shared value of sustainability at the business and functional level. The Council meets quarterly and provides reports on Ingersoll Rand sustainability strategy and initiatives, at least annually, to the Enterprise Leadership Team.
External Sustainability Advisory Council
In addition, Ingersoll Rand draws upon the expertise of an external Sustainability Advisory Council comprised of global thought leaders in infrastructure, energy policy and technology. Their insight helps us better understand emerging global issues, which, in turn, stimulates product and operational innovation.
2015 Council Members
Roberta Bowman, Duke Energy, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer (retired)
Marian Chertow, Yale University, Industrial Environmental Management Program, Professor and Director
Stuart Hart, The University of Vermont, Grossman Chair in Sustainable Business
Bindu Lohani, Asian Development Bank, Vice President (retired)
Peter Madden, Future Cities Catapult, Chief Executive
Claus Stig Pedersen, Novozymes, Head of Corporate Sustainability
Katherine Sierra, Brookings Institution, Senior Fellow
Daniel Vermeer, Duke University’s Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE), Professor & Executive Director
Terry Yosie, World Environment Center, President and CEO
Marcia Avedon, Ingersoll Rand, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Communications & Corporate Affairs
Paul Camuti, Ingersoll Rand, Senior Vice President, Innovation and Chief Technology Officer
Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand, Senior Vice President and President, Residential HVAC and Supply
Ginny Mackin, Ingersoll Rand, Vice President, Communications and Brand Management, Corporate Affairs
Eric Rankin, Ingersoll Rand, Vice President, Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS)
W. Scott Tew, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand, Executive Director
Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
We created the Ingersoll Rand Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (CEES) six years ago as a mechanism for convening our stakeholders around the issues of climate change and resource depletion. At the core of the CEES is a team of internal experts who are focused on helping our business incorporate energy efficiency and environmentally responsible processes into daily operations.
This team of experts serves as a conduit between Ingersoll Rand and government and non-governmental organizations, universities, and technology and industry leaders. Our involvement with these stakeholders better positions us to understand and implement best practices in sustainability related to product innovation, education and engagement, operations, supply chain and advocacy.
CEES has led a growing range of initiatives designed to help our employees across the company to develop a broad understanding of sustainability, its importance to our corporate mission and — at the individual level — best practices for incorporating sustainability into their jobs. Additional CEES programs enable employees to help customers and other Ingersoll Rand stakeholders understand and implement new approaches to meet their sustainability goals.
Scott Tew co-founded CEES and serves as its executive director. He reports to Paul Camuti, senior vice president, innovation, and chief technology officer.
CEES focuses its efforts in the following four areas:
- Innovation and Product Stewardship
- We work with customers to see values such as reliability, energy efficiency and sustainability through their eyes, enabling us to design products that meet their most critical challenges.
- Issues and Advocacy
- We collaborate with policy and industry stakeholders on initiatives related to next-generation refrigerants with low-global warming potential and smarter energy use, including product standards and assessing product life cycles.
- External Partners
- We engage with thought leaders, nongovernmental organizations, technology experts, academia and industry leaders to foster sustainability research and education and share the findings with the business and scientific communities.
- Community and Employee Engagement
- We sponsor programs that bring our employees and neighbors together to channel their passion and commitment in activities that improve the health and well-being of the communities where we work and live.