At Harshaw Trane, we believe that Earth Day isn’t just on April 22 – every day should be treated as Earth Day. We’re committed to creating sustainable energy environments, which impacts everything we do. In addition to our own focus on sustainability, we’re proud to be part of an organization that has the same core values.
Ingersoll Rand’s family of brands focuses on sustainability in both what and how they manufacture. They provide customers with environmentally friendly products, intended to reduce energy use and carbon footprints. An important part of sustainable manufacturing is the Ingersoll Rand Product Development Process. This process encourages the use of recycled material in new products and includes end-of-use considerations, such as the re-usability of product components. It allows materials to come full circle and be reused instead of being sent to landfills – a major goal of Ingersoll Rand.
Multiple Ingersoll Rand facilities have achieved zero waste to landfill, and Ingersoll Rand as a whole recycles 4.5 times more than what it sends to landfill. One of the ways they have achieved this is through the Returnable Packaging program. This initiative has led to an annual reduction in solid waste of more than 1,000 tons. Given this year’s Earth Day campaign to End Plastic Pollution, it’s a highly commendable, and timely, achievement.
On a broader level, Ingersoll Rand takes great strides toward sustainability with the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (CEES). The CEES is a group of experts in sustainability leadership and works to embed sustainability in every part of the organization, focusing on innovation and product stewardship, issues and advocacy, external partnerships, and community and employee engagement.
From Harshaw Trane’s offices in Kentucky and Indiana to Ingersoll Rand’s headquarters in Ireland, we’re dedicated to taking care of our planet. Sustainability in your energy environment translates into sustainability for Earth’s environment – and we’re working towards that every day.