The Employees Are Greener at Ingersoll Rand
Sustainability — the long-term protection of the Earth’s resources — is a concept that drives manufacturing, distribution, marketing and other business decisions. Investors expect it. Customers demand it. But to ingrain sustainability thinking in day-to-day operations, employees must understand how such thinking can be incorporated into their jobs.
How can the organization create greener products? How can it reduce waste? Reduce energy consumption? Lower emissions? Building this knowledge in employees is a challenge for learning leaders and the prime reason Ingersoll Rand create its Design for Sustainability, or DfS, training. Along the way, it created authentic employee engagement and aligned employees’ strengths to the company’s mission.
The Problem at Hand
Sustainability is a hallmark of Ingersoll Rand, aglobal,diversified industrial company. CEO Mike Lamach’s Path to Premier Performance defines what success looks like and connects that vision to values and core competencies. On the Path to Premier Performance, three concepts intersect: growth through innovation, emerging markets and services; operational excellence; and a progressive, diverse and inclusive culture.
These green efforts correlate to Ingersoll Rand’s Climate Commitment, a bold and varied initiative to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) related to operations and products.
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®—work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.
Paige Muhlenkamp, Ingersoll Rand