Current Region: South Africa (EN)
Eliminating injuries and improving the well-being of our employees makes Ingersoll Rand more competitive by increasing productivity, enhancing employee engagement and improving retention. Sustaining a safety-focused, zero-incident philosophy is a top priority for all of us.
We relentlessly evolve our products to maximize energy efficiency and minimize long-term costs. We seek to contribute more than we take and leave the planet in a better place than we found it. This multi-faceted commitment to social and environmental performance creates a global impact that improves the lives of our customers, employees, partners and society as a whole.
Our injury reduction strategy is focused on three elements: ergonomic improvements; recognizing, reporting and correcting at-risk behaviors; and recognizing, reporting and correcting unsafe conditions. Creating standard work and training provides employees with the tools and knowledge they need to perform their work safely and without injury.
All of our locations are implementing and maturing our EHS management systems as part of Ingersoll Rand Execution Excellence (IRX). Our enterprise EHS data management system is Gensuite. Gensuite’s automated system provide us improved data accuracy and visibility, while also providing mobile tracking and significantly enhancing our data mining and reporting capabilities.
The EHS staff uses the Gensuite output to provide regular reports on EHS progress to the executive leadership team. In a self-sustaining cycle, the insights in these reports lead to training and programming initiatives that drive continuous improvement in our EHS performance.
Our EHS management systems focus on performance monitoring and improvement in the following areas, among others:
Our corporate EHS group regularly monitors facility-level performance in these areas against global EHS standards and applicable regulatory requirements. We use a combination of third-party consultants and EHS staff to arrange independent audits of each Ingersoll Rand site at least once every three years. We also conduct annual self-assessments following a standard protocol to identify opportunities to improve EHS performance. All personnel directly related to operations and Services activities receive EHS training annually. Indirect and enterprise personnel receive EHS training upon initial hire, and then periodically thereafter based upon individual risk and exposures.
Our foundation for recording and reporting accidents is the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA), regulation 29CFR1904. This standard is applied to Ingersoll Rand sites globally. Additionally, sites will comply with local regulations when they are stricter than the US OSHA standard.
Employees have a number of ways to be involved in health and safety programs. Global health issues are addressed through multiple mechanisms. These issues include, among others, high-risk travel destinations, global crisis emergency planning, practices for emergency medical responders, and company health programs.
Complementing our product-related sustainability initiatives are actions designed to reduce the environmental impact of our own operations and business policies, processes and practices. We are retrofitting our facilities with new equipment that is energy and operationally efficient. To improve fleet fuel efficiency we are making vehicle choices available that significantly increase our fuel economy and reduce emissions. We are designing smaller more efficient mobile workplaces and we’re introducing alternate fuel vehicles with improved fuel economy and lower emissions. In addition, we are reducing the use of high-GWP foam blowing agents in our operations.
Ingersoll Rand is committed to operating sustainably in a way that safeguards our employees and minimizes our environmental impact. Our ongoing commitment to safety and sustainability is embedded in our business practices and reflected in our belief that our long-term success will be measured by financial performance and by a continued focus on improving the life of our customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders and the communities. You can Lean On Us to make Life Better!
We are driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and an ownership mindset, inspiring us to care deeply about our neighbors and shared planet. Ingersoll Rand is committed to reporting regularly on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters through the Annual Sustainability Report and consulting stakeholders on ESG issues. To achieve a culture in which all employees and other interested parties are responsible for the environment, safety and well-being of each other, Ingersoll Rand is committed to integrating sound environmental, health and safety (EHS) practices in the following ways.
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Roles and Responsibilities
Our Company EHS program, led by the Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, is responsible for establishing this policy, governing compliance and regularly reviewing the company’s EHS performance with business unit leadership. Executive and senior level managers are responsible and held accountable for implementing this policy, allocating adequate resources for program implementation and communication. Site level managers and supervisors are responsible for executing EHS performance in their areas of responsibility and are expected to demonstrate behavior that is consistent with a culture of world-class EHS performance. It is the obligation of every employee working for or on the behalf of the Company to know and follow this policy at all times. All employees have an obligation to engage and communicate around any EHS matters or observations. Each employee has the authority and responsibility to take immediate action to prevent injury from unsafe actions and conditions.
Goals and Targets
We set aspirational targets, and measure, manage and communicate our performance accordingly. We strive to achieve our health and safety objective of Zero Injury and Incident across the organization. To ensure improvement in our EHS performance, we ensure our EHS Management System conforms to ISO standards and guidelines. We periodically engage diverse stakeholder groups globally for input and feedback on our EHS performance.
Through this commitment to ensure the safety, health and environmental sustainability, and overall well-being of our employees and business partners, Ingersoll Rand reaffirms its corporate sustainability commitments toward business excellence and being a truly responsible global corporate citizen.
We review and update this policy regularly or upon significant change external or internal circumstances.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Revised: May 2022