Ingersoll Rand has been named to a publication’s list of top corporate citizens for the third year in a row.
The HVAC market company, whose brands include Thermo King and Trane, is at No. 78 on Corporate Responsibility magazine’s list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2016. Companies are judged on issues such as employee relations, human rights, financial performance, climate change initiatives and community support.
“Companies that make our list strive to be transparent while disclosing how their business impacts employees, communities and the environment,” said Belinda Sharr, editor of Corporate Responsibility magazine. “These companies engage in a wide range of responsible business practices, and do so while succeeding financially as well. They exemplify good corporate citizenship.”
Gary Michel, a senior vice president and president of Ingersoll Rand’s residential heating, ventilation and air-conditioning operations, said the company has long worked to be a an example of good stewardship.
“Ingersoll Rand’s placement on the 2016 100 Best Corporate Citizens List demonstrates that our formula is working well and further underscores the strength of our strategy, innovation and the commitment of our employees to help our customers meet their goals and make the world a better place to live,” Michel said. “We are pleased to be recognized for our transparency and responsible business practices and will continue to work tirelessly to solidify our position as a leader in global corporate citizenship.”
The list was started in 1999 by the former Business Ethics magazine. Corporate Responsibility took over the list in 2007, after Business Ethics ceased publication.
“CR magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens is the only ranking that doesn’t rely on self-reporting,” said magazine CEO Elliot Clark. “Each year, we measure the most transparent companies who report on their responsible practices. We congratulate those honored on this year’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for their commitment to corporate responsibility.”