Companies increasingly believe that addressing environmental sustainability is a strategic and integral business imperative. This is evidenced most recently by the volume of companies with Earth Day announcements including going carbon net neutral or eliminating plastic packaging. Yet, only four percent of companies are successful in achieving their environmental sustainability goals, according to Bain & Company. This is because companies are challenged to connect their strategic sustainability vision with meaningful operational changes to meet those goals.

At the same time, employees are calling for action. The expectation that companies commit to environmental sustainability is growing, and that’s not going to change. Millennials are a particularly vocal cohort and by 2025, they will be 75% of the workforce. But, according to Deloitte, there’s a gap between what they hear their companies say they’re doing and what they see.

How does an organization bridge these gaps? The business case is clear, the employee demand is growing, but what’s keeping environmental sustainability initiatives from being successful?

At Ingersoll Rand, we believe our “winning culture” is a top reason we’ve achieved many of our 2020 environmental sustainability goals. Consistently high annual employee engagement scores demonstrate that we are creating an environment where our people are learning, thriving and expanding their capabilities. The actions and creative ideas of our people are the reason we’ve been successful.*

As we head toward 2020 we’ve learned a thing or two about creating a winning culture that paves the path to achieving sustainability goals.

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