Ingersoll Rand Creates Advisory Council on Sustainability

-Global Experts on Sustainability Help Shape Sustainability Road Map-

DAVIDSON, N.C.--()--To help Ingersoll Rand and its customers deliver on sustainability commitments and build a culture focused on energy efficiency and sustainable business practices, the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand has created a 12-member Advisory Council on Sustainability. Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) is a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments in commercial, residential and industrial markets.

The Advisory Council joins Ingersoll Rand senior executives with a mix of global thought leaders in the areas of sustainability leadership, infrastructure development, and energy policy and technology. The Council will proactively engage the business, increase the pace of environmentally sustainable innovation, and create a road map for businesses and organizations worldwide to incorporate energy efficiency and environmentally focused processes into their daily operations.

“Ingersoll Rand is committed to incorporating sustainable business practices and developing the next generation of systems and services to help our customers meet their energy efficiency and sustainability goals,” said John W. Conover IV, president of the Security Technologies sector of Ingersoll Rand and chair of the Advisory Council. “We also know the value of outside perspective. The creation of the Advisory Council will be instrumental in helping us shine a light on our own operations and provide expertise and strategic direction in our innovation pipeline.”

External members of the Advisory Council include:

  • Roberta Bowman, senior vice president and chief sustainability officer, Duke Energy
  • Marian Chertow, professor and director, Industrial Environmental Management Program, Yale University
  • Ole Daugbjerg, chief reputation officer, Danfoss
  • Peter Madden, chief executive, Forum for the Future
  • Katherine Sierra, senior fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Daniel Vermeer, executive director, Duke University’s Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE)
  • Mathis Wackernagel, president, Global Footprint Network
  • Terry Yosie, president and chief executive officer, World Environment Center

Ingersoll Rand Executives:

  • Marcia Avedon, senior vice president, Human Resources and Communications
  • John Conover, senior vice president and president, Security Technologies
  • W. Scott Tew, executive director, CEES
  • Todd Wyman, senior vice president, Global Operations and Integrated Supply Chain

“In recent years, we have seen interest in the area of sustainability and energy efficiency increase exponentially,” said Scott Tew, executive director, CEES. “When we launched the CEES earlier this year, one of our main goals was to accelerate the dialogue among global experts in areas of sustainable business practices. We are thrilled to have the participation and commitment of these diverse global thought leaders. ”

Additionally, the Advisory Council will play an important role in increasing the pace of innovative solutions, while seeking ways to balance the environmental footprint of Ingersoll Rand products.

Along with using sustainable business practices and providing products and services that enable customers to achieve their sustainability objectives, Ingersoll Rand has set and publicly announced aggressive sustainability goals. For example, Ingersoll Rand plans to reduce its rate of energy use by 25 percent by 2019.

Ingersoll Rand annually publishes a Sustainability Report that highlights the company's efforts and achievements to become a more sustainable company and offer innovative products and services to help customers meet their sustainability goals. To view the company's most recent Sustainability Report, visit

More information on Ingersoll Rand’s CEES and the Advisory Council is available at

About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) is a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments in commercial, residential and industrial markets. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Hussmann®, 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 $13 billion global business committed to sustainable business practices within our company and for our customers. For more information, visit

About the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand

The Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand is a global group of experts dedicated to integrating best practices for the long-term use of energy and other resources. Created by the company as part of its worldwide commitment to environmental responsibility, this unprecedented consortium of leading energy experts develops solutions that advocate green policies, standards and education in the communities in which Ingersoll Rand operates and serves. For more information, visit


Christopher Tessier, 704-877-7216

Release Summary

Ingersoll Rand announced the formation of a 12-member Advisory Council on Sustainability for the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand.


Christopher Tessier, 704-877-7216