The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center has named Ingersoll Rand the winner of the 2018 Corporate Citizenship Awards in the category of Best Environmental Stewardship.

Ingersoll Rand was recognised for addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its own operations and products, and continued research for a sustainable future. The company achieved its commitment to reduce its own greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint by 35 per cent by 2020 by focusing on four areas energy reduction, optimisation of refrigerant charging, upgrading its fleet to improve gas mileage two years early. “Ingersoll Rand’s commitment to environmental stewardship runs deep and is core to how we operate and help our customers succeed,” said Eric Rankin, Vice President of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) at Ingersoll Rand, who accepted the award on behalf of the company. “It is an honor to be recognised by the US. Chamber of Commerce Foundation with this year’s Best Environmental Stewardship Award as we continue to strive for better and faster ways to reduce our impact on the environment.”

“Ingersoll Rand is leading a steadfast commitment to reduce its environmental footprint,” said Marc DeCourcey, Senior Vice President of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “Its dedication ensures a more sustainable future for communities around the world.”

The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Awards honour businesses for their significant positive impacts in communities around the world. For 19 years, the awards program has illustrated how every day, businesses serve as a powerful force for global good. Companies and chambers of commerce from around the world compete for the awards, making them one of the most coveted opportunities for recognition in corporate citizenship.