Scott Tew is the executive director of the Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand, a global diversified industrial company with over 40,000 employees and annual revenues of over 13 billion dollars. Ingersoll Rand is involved in numerous operations including connected heating, ventilation and air conditioning solutions, air compression technologies, electrical vehicles and transport refrigeration. The CEES is responsible for supporting all of the company’s strategic brands – Club Car, Ingersoll Rand, Thermo King and Trane – and for driving sustainability initiatives within the company’s operations.
In this inspiring interview, Scott discusses practical sustainability measures across Ingersoll Rand’s operations. He outlines the bottom line business impact of sustainable practice and describes how embedding sustainability into the business strategy at Ingersoll Rand is more enduring than compliance with regulation. Scott outlines the SDGs’ influence on Ingersoll Rand’s internal targets and discusses the role of large corporates in ingraining sustainable practices across supply chains, through partnerships based on common values. Additionally, Scott touches on Ingersoll Rand’s growing role in an urbanising world and discusses the importance of effective design in building energy efficient buildings.