Ingersoll Rand Joins the International Climate Community at United Nations 2015 Paris Climate Conference
DAVIDSON, N.C., Dec. 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, is joining international influencers at COP21 in Paris this week to support global discussions on climate change.
Representatives from Ingersoll Rand will participate in the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) forum on Dec. 3 to discuss next generation, low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant options for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and transport refrigeration products. The company has also been working closely with several India-based organizations to shape similar discussions in Paris.
“Convening with industry leaders, researchers and governments in Paris is central to our company-wide Climate Commitment to learn, educate and guide the roadmap toward lower GWP options,” said Didier Teirlinck, executive vice president, climate segment at Ingersoll Rand. “We are pleased to be part of this global forum and to have recently signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. This demonstrates our support for action on climate change and successful agreements in Paris.”
In 2014, Ingersoll Rand announced a bold Climate Commitment to increase energy efficiency and reduce the company’s climate impact with operational and product-related climate targets, including:
- 50 percent reduction in the greenhouse gas refrigerant footprint of its products for customers by 2020 and lower global warming potential alternatives across its portfolio by 2030;
- $500 million investment in product-related research and development over the next five years to fund the long-term reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; and
- 35 percent reduction in the greenhouse gas footprint of the company’s office buildings, manufacturing facilities and fleet by 2020.
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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.
Perri Richman, Ingersoll Rand