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Vidalia Ingersoll Rand Employees Celebrate Earth Day 2018

April 27, 2018

VIDALIA, Ga., April 27, 2018 –– As part of Ingersoll Rand’s recognition of Earth Day 2018, Trane®, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, employees will participate in activities throughout the Vidalia community to demonstrate their commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Celebrated by more than 1 billion people around the globe, Earth Day is the largest civil observance in the world. Trane employees in Vidalia will provide multiple events on sustainability to support the environmental movement and help reduce the impact of climate change.

Trane Vidalia Earth Day community projects included:

  • Hosting a McNatt Street cleanup walk where team members were encouraged to pick up as much trash on a mile-long walk back to the facility.
  • Trane gave away 500 dogwood seedlings to employees who wanted to help jumpstart planting season in their neighborhoods.
  • The local facility gave away 1,000 seed packets on Earth Day to continue to encourage environmentally friendly behavior beyond the traditional Earth Day celebrations.

Trane employees joined the efforts of Ingersoll Rand employees around the world, who participated in a variety of Earth Day activities, like planting trees in support of the Earth Day Network’s Canopy Project, to support the company’s Climate Commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its products and operations by 2030.

“Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do,” said Shepard Peterson, product development engineer at Ingersoll Rand. “Our commitment to combatting climate change extends to the environmental impact of our operations, products and services, and people. Earth Day gives our employees a chance to demonstrate that commitment by participating in projects that improve the quality of life in the Vidalia community and put sustainability in action.”

Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment

Ingersoll Rand made a Climate Commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its products and operations by 2030. The Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment pledged to:

  • Cut the refrigerant GHG footprint of its products by 50 percent by 2020 and incorporate lower GWP alternatives across its portfolio by 2030;
  • Invest $500 million in product-related research and development over the next five years to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions; and
  • Reduce company operations-related GHG emissions by 35 percent by 2020, a goal which the company has achieved two years ahead of schedule.

In addition to achieving its 2020 energy efficiency goal, the company also announced this month that it has deepened its commitment by investing in both on-site and off-site renewable energy technologies to reduce its impact on the environment. To date, the company’s Climate Commitment has supported the avoidance of approximately 6.7 million metric tons of CO2 globally, which is the equivalent of avoiding annual CO2 emissions from energy used in more than 700,000 homes for one year. By 2030, the company expects to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 million metric tons.

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