SWORDS, Ireland — Trane Technologies announced that it has launched Sustainable Futures, a multiyear corporate citizenship strategy to expand underrepresented students’ access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education; support healthy classrooms; and promote skill building for green careers. As part of its 2030 Sustainability Commitments, the company is committing $100 million and 500,000 volunteer hours to the effort by 2030.
“Our focus is to help young people gain exposure, support, and resources to realize brighter futures,” said Marcia Avedon, Trane Technologies chief human resources, marketing and communications officer. “Sustainable Futures is core to our company’s Opportunity for All pillar in our 2030 Sustainability Commitments. This strategy will mobilize our company’s resources, unique expertise, and the talents of our team members to build greater visibility and pathways to green and STEM careers, particularly for underrepresented groups.”
Sustainable Futures focuses on the following three areas:
- Ensuring healthy learning environments through indoor environmental quality and access to healthy food
- Accelerating student success with early education in STEM and sustainability and enhanced childhood literacy
- Expanding career pathways by exposing students and adults to exciting and rewarding green and STEM careers
Trane Technologies kicked off Sustainable Futures with multi-year grant commitments of $1 million each to Project Scientist and Project Drawdown.