Measuring Future Competitiveness
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices measure of corporate approaches that create long-term shareholder value by embracing opportunities and managing risks deriving from economic, environmental and social developments.
The index is based on the belief that sustainable business practices are critical to the creation of long-term shareholder value in an increasingly resource-constrained world. The long term challenges that competitive companies face include resource scarcity, demographic shifts and climate change. These factors are redefining societal expectations, public policies and regulatory frameworks, which in turn impacts business environments and investment outcomes. Supporting companies that anticipate and manage current and future economic, environmental and social opportunities and risks by focusing on quality, innovation and productivity, the index acknowledges those that will emerge as leaders, creating a competitive advantage and long-term stakeholder value.
Ingersoll Rand, selected for the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices for Fifth Consecutive Year, appreciates the indices support for their ongoing corporate policies. As Gary Michel, senior vice president and president of Residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning, said:
“We’re pleased to be recognized on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices as it reflects our efforts to increase transparency and promote responsible business practices,” said Mr. Michel. “This honor would not be possible without the commitment of our employees who embed sustainability principles into how we operate the company, develop new products and do our part to solve big global issues like resource scarcity and climate impacts. Our shared passion for progress is evident in our efforts to exceed customers’, employees’, shareholders’ and society’s expectations.”
The company is a leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. The company sees their placement on the index as solidifying their position as an economic, environmental and social leader in its industries. Ingersoll Rand products and services help save energy, transport food and perishables, and spur economic growth. Our business operations reflect a longstanding commitment to innovation, sustainability and corporate citizenship aimed at leading the way to a better world. Our economic, environmental and social contributions enhance the company’s financial results, creating value for our employees, shareholders and business partners.
The company earned yet another honor in early July when it was added to the FTSE Group’s world renowned FTSE4Good Index Series. Inclusion on this list comes after announcement of the company’s Climate Commitment, and inclusion on the most recent CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report and MSCI Global Sustainability Indices. Ingersoll Rand was also recognized as the No. 1 Industrial Machinery company on FORTUNE Magazine’s 2015 World’s Most Admired Companies list.
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Their family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. They are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results.
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