FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Ingersoll-Rand plc was recognized at the first annual Climate Leadership Awards for the company’s efforts to publicly report and verify corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and publicly set aggressive GHG emissions reduction goals. The Climate Leadership Awards is a new program administered through a partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Climate Registry, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and the Association of Climate Change Officers.

The award was presented at the inaugural Climate Leadership Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

“Receiving recognition from the EPA and other climate policy stakeholder groups is a testament to the enterprise-wide sustainability, commitment, and hard work of our environmental, health and safety, manufacturing, and operations teams throughout the company,” said Joe Wolfsberger, vice president of environmental health and safety at Ingersoll Rand. “While we acknowledge there is still plenty of opportunity to address our emissions, waste, and carbon footprint, this is a valuable barometer with which to benchmark our success.”

Companies applying for this recognition must have: set aggressive reduction target requirements for greenhouse gas emissions; demonstrated how the organization’s GHG reduction significantly exceeds credible and transparent peer benchmarks; publicly disclosed base year inventory consistent with GHG inventory reporting requirements; and provided third-party verification for reduction in corporate footprint.

“I commend Ingersoll Rand on its exemplary leadership in cutting carbon pollution that harms our climate and threatens our health,” said Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. “Ingersoll Rand and all of our Climate Leadership Award winners demonstrate that organizations that are taking action to mitigate climate change are also operating more efficiently, more innovatively, and more competitively.”

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Publication date: 03/26/2012