Ingersoll Rand Mobilizes to Impact Local Communities

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Thousands of employees on six continents support Earth Day 2012

Visiting an organic farm in Hong Kong.

Ingersoll Rand addressed global challenges with local action as thousands of Ingersoll Rand employees worldwide participated in Earth Day activities April 16-27.

The events and workshops for employees, customers and the community demonstrate how collaboration can improve the environment for everyone. Participants learned how to use energy more efficiently, reduce waste, improve their carbon footprint and green the environment. Specific events included:

  • Kansas City: Employees received free vehicle tire pressure checks to ensure optimal fuel efficiency; a shredding truck was also on site to shred and recycle office and home papers; and associates learned about rain barrels and composting from local organizations.
  • Hong Kong: Employees traveled to an organic farm where they learned about the health benefits of eating organically. They also had the opportunity to help with farm work, such as plowing and planting seeds.
  • Clarksville, Tenn: Back by popular demand, an e-waste recycling event collected thousands of pounds of electronic waste from employees. The items – such as computers and televisions – were properly recycled and kept out of the local landfill.

Ingersoll Rand employees make personal choices to improve the environment throughout the year, such as carpooling to work, installing energy-efficient home cooling and heating systems, choosing energy-saving light bulbs, and more. Earth Day events give everyone a chance to get even more involved and create a world of sustainable progress and ensure enduring results that provide growth for the company and value for its customers.

All of these efforts support the Earth Day Network’s 2012 campaign “Mobilize the Earth.”

More information on Earth Day 2012 and the achievements of local events organized by Ingersoll Rand are available at cees.ingersollrand.com.

About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit ingersollrand.com

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