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Driving support and advancement of our sustainability goals

Advancing Our Goals through Collective Action

We align with numerous charters that support and advance our sustainability goals. 

  • Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders is a flagship community of World Economic Forum member CEOs that agreed to actively engage in global efforts to reduce GHG emissions and to help lead the global transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy. 

  • Business Ambition for 1.5°C is an initiative of the CDP, the UN Global Compact, World Resources Institute, and the World Wide Fund for Nature whereby companies commit to set a long-term, science-based target to reach net-zero value chain GHG emissions no later than 2050.

  • CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace, representing more than 1,600 CEOs and presidents.  

  • Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Advanced Cooling (AC) Challenge urges governments, companies, and other stakeholders to make, sell, or install super-efficient air conditioners or cooling solutions that are smart, climate-friendly, and affordable. It is a call to action to recognize that access to cooling improves health, productivity, economic growth, and education. 

  • Climate and Clean Air Coalition HFC Initiative partners support the development of HFC inventories and studies, information exchange on policy and technical issues, and demonstration projects to validate and promote climate-friendly alternatives. We also support technologies and various capacity building activities to disseminate information on emerging technologies and practices to transition away from high-GWP HFCs and minimize HFC leakages.  

  • Disability:IN’s CEO Letter was signed by Dave Regnery, our Chair and CEO, in April 2021. The letter extends our commitment to advance equality and inclusion for all. Disability:IN envisions a global economy in which people with disabilities participate meaningfully and fully.

  • Digital Climate Alliance is an ad hoc private sector coalition focused on spearheading U.S. policy and legislative engagement efforts around the nexus between digitalization and corporate sustainability.  

  • EP100 is the Climate Group’s initiative to bring together companies to commit to doubling their energy productivity. There are more than 123 member companies to date. 

  • EP 100 Cooling Challenge members commit to identifying ways of cooling their operations as efficiently as possible, optimizing the contribution of efficient, clean cooling in meeting their energy productivity goals.  

  • First Movers Coalition, launched at the Climate Change Conference COP26, brings together global companies with supply chains across carbon-intensive sectors. Trane Technologies has committed to purchasing low-carbon steel to help decarbonize the hard-to-abate steel sector.

  • Trane Technologies Global Human Rights Policy sets forth standards that align with basic working conditions and human rights concepts advanced by international organizations, such as the ILO and the UN.  

  • OneTen Coalition: Trane Technologies is a founding member of the coalition of more than 30 business leaders committed to training, hiring, and advancing one million Black Americans over the next 10 years. 

  • Paradigm for Parity is a coalition of business leaders, board members, and academics who are committed to addressing the gender gap in corporate leadership.  

  • Race To Zero is a global campaign from the UNFCC to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, and investors for a healthy, resilient, zero-carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.

  • RE100 is The Climate Group’s initiative to bring together companies to commit to procuring 100% of their electricity consumed from renewables to accelerate change toward a zero-carbon grid – with more than 280 member companies to date.  

  • Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is an international organization working with governments, the private sector, and civil society to drive further, faster action toward achievement of SDG 7, which calls for universal access to sustainable energy by 2030, and the Paris Agreement, which calls for reducing GHG emissions to limit climate warming to below 2°C. 

  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) supports a transition to a low-carbon economy, more efficient allocation of capital, and an improved dialogue between investors and companies.  

  • The Cool Coalition is a global multi-stakeholder network that connects governments and the private sector to finance, academia, and civil society groups to facilitate knowledge exchange, advocacy and joint action toward a rapid global transition to efficient and climate friendly cooling. 

  • The Three Percent Club is a collaboration of governments, the private sector, and financial institutions that commit to working together to put the world on a path to 3% annual efficiency improvement.  

  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge provide transparency around their market-leading strategies, actions, and results to help other organizations replicate their success. To date, over 40 leading industrial organizations have stepped up to the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge. The DOE Better Buildings, Better Plants partners have saved more than $5.3 billion in cumulative energy costs, representing approximately 12% of the U.S. manufacturing energy footprint. 

  • WEConnect International certifies and connects women-owned businesses to global, corporate buyers.  

  • We Are Still In is an organization of more than 3,900 businesses, mayors, county executives, universities, faith groups, and investors that have committed to standing by the Paris Climate Agreement and working to meet its goals. 

  • We Mean Business: Commitment to Reduce Short-Lived Pollutant Emissions is a coalition of companies that agree to include measurement of HFCs in their GHG accounting and reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). We also engage stakeholders in supply chains to reduce SLCPs, promote best practices, and showcase successful efforts.  

  • We Mean Business: Adopt a Science-Based Emissions Reduction Target leads businesses to recognize the opportunity – and the imperative – to be part of the zero-carbon transition. By setting bold, science-based emissions reduction targets, companies can futureproof growth by ensuring their plans for carbon reduction meet the level of ambition needed to limit the increase in global average temperature in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

  • World Economic Forum Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics is a reporting framework from the WEF initiative seeking to improve how companies measure and demonstrate their contribution to a more prosperous, fulfilled society and a more sustainable relationship with our planet.