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IR boss restates climate action pledge

Michael W Lamach: “committed to reducing energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions”

USA: Ingersoll Rand is one of a number of US companies restating its commitment to climate action following the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

Ingersoll Rand, parent company of chiller manufacturer Trane, was a co-signee of a letter featured in major news outlets in May, urging the United States to stay in the Paris Agreement.

“We signed the letter because we believe climate action is a global issue – one to which our customers around the world are demanding solutions, regardless of policy or regulation,” said Ingersoll Rand chairman and CEO Michael W Lamach.

Emphasising the company’s commitment to improving its environmental footprint, Lamach insists that the long-term pledge it made in 2014 to significantly reduce GHG emissions from its products and operations by 2030 has already already made progress. “The commitment has helped us avoid 6.7 million metric tons of CO2e globally from our products compared to a 2013 baseline – equal to the emissions from the energy used in 700,000 homes for one year. We have also reduced the GHG intensity of our operations by 23% compared to a 2013 baseline.

“Like Ingersoll Rand, businesses from all sectors have made these bold commitments to climate action. Collectively we are blazing the trail to widespread renewable energy adoption, breakthrough technology development, innovative corporate sustainability strategies and strong employee engagement.

“In the words of the coalition letter we signed, we remain concerned with the well-being of our customers, investors, communities and suppliers. We will continue to innovate and provide solutions that our customers require, and we are committed to strengthening our climate resilience.”

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