Opportunity for all is about improving lives through action. It's
about creating new possibilities and a better world for our people and
communities through education, equality, economic mobility, health, and
well-being. To change the world, we started from within. We know that
inclusion and diversity increase effectiveness, productivity, and brings
new perspectives to our company.
Our goal is to cultivate a
workforce that reflects the communities where we live and work. That's
why we're committed to increasing gender parity in leadership roles and
signed the paradigm for parity pledge. Diversity and inclusion also
extend to racial equality in our workforce. Our initiative to advance
Black leaders launched in 2019 focuses on development, retention, and
opportunities for growth.
We know that it is our responsibility to
lead the change we want to see in our business, industry, and the
world. To combat inequalities and injustice still prevalent in society,
we are committed to cultivating and advancing community partnerships
that support racial equality in Black communities and other communities
of color. These investments enable our people to grow and advance while
building the future of our company. Around the globe, our citizenship
efforts impact multiple facets of our communities, including STEM and
climate education, economic mobility, access to affordable housing,
cooling, and comfort solutions, as well as healthy food and wellness.
Through "We Move Food," we rally behind Feeding America and our
ThermoKing dealers to transport perishable foods to 26 of the most food
insecure markets in the U.S. and in Latin America. We're building
healthier communities through quality of life programs for the elderly
in China and by partnering with Solar Buddy, our people helped
distribute solar lights so thousands of students in Tanzania, the
Dominican Republic, India, and South Africa can study after the sun goes
down. In 2019, we invested more than 5.4 million dollars in local
communities to create high-touch and high-impact experiences for
underserved populations and extend access to STEM education through
partners such as Project Scientist and the National Society of Black
Engineers. Collectively, these actions will transform our world into a
more socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable place.
Striving for "opportunity for all" is at the heart of who we want to be.
We have a long way to go and we're up to the challenge.
We are Trane Technologies.