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General Disclosures

GRI Standard Disclosure Number
GRI Disclosure Title
2020 Response
Organizational Profile
GRI 102-1
Name of Organization
Introduction
Activities, Brands, Products, and Services
GRI 102-3
Location of Headquarters
GRI 102-4
Location of Operations
Ownership and Legal Form
GRI 102-6
Markets Served
GRI 102-7
Scale of the Organization
GRI 102-8
Information on Employees and Other Workers
GRI 102-9
Supply Chain
GRI 102-10
Significant Changes to the Organization and its Supply Chain
During the reporting year, there were no major changes within our supply chain.
GRI 102-11
Precautionary Principle or Approach
External Initiatives
Charters
GRI 102-13
Membership of Associations
Strategy
Statement from Senior Decision-Maker
GRI 102-15
Key Impacts, Risks, and Opportunities
Ethics & Integrity
GRI 102-16
Values, Principles, Standards, and Norms of Behavior
GRI 102-17
Mechanisms for Advice and Concerns About Ethics
Governance
GRI 102-18
Governance Structure
GRI 102-20
Executive-Level Responsibility for Economic, Environmental, and Social Topics
GRI 102-21
Consulting Stakeholders on Economic, Environmental and Social Topics
GRI 102-22
Composition of the Highest Governance Body and its Committees
GRI 102-23
Chair of the Highest Governance Body
GRI 102-26
Role of the Highest Governance Body in Setting Purpose, Values and Strategy
GRI 102-27
Collective Knowledge of the Highest Governance Body
GRI 102-29
Identifying and Managing Economic, Environment and Social Impacts
GRI 102-32
Highest Governance Body's Role in Sustainability Reporting
Stakeholder Engagement
GRI 102-40
List of Stakeholder Groups
Value Chain
GRI 102-41
Collective Bargaining Agreements
GRI 102-42
Identifying and Selecting Stakeholders
Value Chain
GRI 102-43
Approach to Stakeholder Engagement
GRI 102-44
Key Topics and Concerns Raised
Value Chain
Reporting Practice
GRI 102-45
Entities Included in the Consolidated Financial Statements
GRI 102-46
Defining Report Content and Topic Boundaries
GRI 102-47
List of Material Topics
GRI 102-48
Restatements of Information
GRI 102-49
Changes in Reporting
GRI 102-50
Reporting Period
January 1 – December 31, 2020
GRI 102-51
Date of Most Recent Report
April 2020
GRI 102-52
Reporting Cycle
Annual
GRI 102-53
Contact Point for Questions Regarding the Report
Carrie Ruddy
carrie.ruddy@tranetechnolgies.com
GRI 102-54
Claims of Reporting in Accordance with GRI Standards
This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option
GRI 102-55
GRI Content Index
This table is the GRI Content Index
GRI 102-56
External Assurance
Our environmental, health and safety and GHG data are assured annually by a third party.
The assurance process is led by the vice president, environmental, health and safety, operations who reports to senior vice president, global operations and integrated supply chain

Topic Specific Disclosures

GRI Standard Disclosure Number
GRI Disclosure Title
2020 Response
Access to Heating and Cooling
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its boundaries
Value Chain
103-2
The management approach and its components
Our Products
103-3
Evaluation of management approach
Our Products
N/A
Report appropriate disclosures, since material topic is not covered by an existing GRI Standard.
Our Products
Company Culture
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its boundaries
Value Chain
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of management approach
GRI 401-1
New Employee Hires and Employee Turnover
Company Culture (see data table: New Employee Hires)
GRI 401-2
Benefits Provided to Full-Time Employees That Are Not Provided to Temporary or Part-Time Employees
GRI 401-3
Parental Leave 
The reporting organization shall report the following information: 
 a. Total number of employees that were entitled to parental leave, by gender. 
 b. Total number of employees that took parental leave, by gender. 
 c. Total number of employees that returned to work in the reporting period after parental leave ended, by gender. 
 d. Total number of employees that returned to work after parental leave ended that were still employed 12 months after their return to work, by gender. 
 e. Return to work and retention rates of employees that took parental leave, by gender. 
Reporting recommendations 
2.4 When compiling the information specified in Disclosure 401-3, the reporting organization should use the following formulas to calculate the return to work and retention rates: Return to work rate = (Total number of employees that did return to work after parental leave / Total number of employees due to return to work after taking parental leave) X 100; Retention rate = (Total number of employees retained 12 months after returning to work following a period of parental leave / Total number of employees returning from parental leave in the prior reporting period(s)) X 100 
See GRI 401 Employment PDF for additional guidance."
Company Culture (see data table: Parental Leave Data (U.S.))
Diversity & Inclusion/Board Oversight/Equal Remuneration
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its boundaries
Value Chain
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of management approach
GRI 405-1
Diversity of Governance Body and Employees
Diversity & Inclusion (see data table: Gender Diversity Data) 
Our Purpose
Our Employees (see data table: Our Global Workforce)
Emissions
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its boundaries
Value Chain
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of management approach
A third party assures our greenhouse gas emissions data annually.
GRI 305-1
Energy Direct (Scope 1) GHG Emissions
Gross direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions: Greenhouse Gas Emissions (see data table: Emissions Breakdown) 
Gases included in the calculation: CO2, CH4, N2O
Biogenic CO2 emissions: 0
Base year for the calculation: 2019
Source of emissions factors and the GWP rates used: IPCC AR5 – Climate Change 2013; EPA Climate Leaders, Emission Factors for Greenhouse Gas Inventories, March 9, 2018; 2017 Climate Registry Default Emissions Factors Report, Table B.2, March 15, 2017. 
Consolidated approach for emissions: Financial control
Standards, methodologies, assumptions and/or calculation tools used: World Resources Institute, The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (Data & Report)
GRI 305-2
Energy Indirect (Scope 2) GHG Emissions
Greenhouse Gas Emissions (see data table: Emissions Breakdown) 
Gases included in the calculation: CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs and small quantities of HCFCs (e.g. R22)
Base year for the calculation: 2019
Source of emissions factors and the GWP rates used: USA location factors: US EPA, 2016 grid, egrid2016_summarytables.xlsx, February 2015, 2018
Consolidated approach for emissions: Financial control
Standards, methodologies, assumptions and/or calculation tools used: World Resources Institute, The Greenhouse Gas Protocol
GRI 305-3
Other Indirect (Scope 3) GHG Emissions
Greenhouse Gas Emissions (see data table: Scope 3 GHG Emissions)
GRI 305-4
GHG Emissions Intensity
GHG emissions intensity ratio: -1.89 metric tons CO2e
Organization-specific metric (the denominator): Million USD
Types of GHG emissions included in the intensity ratio: Scope 1 and Scope 2
Gases included in the calculation: CO2, CH4, N2O"
GRI 305-5
Reduction of GHG Emissions
GHG emissions reduced as a direct result of reduction initiatives: 
 - Scope 1: 33,178 CO2e
 - Scope 2: 15,958 CO2e 
Gases included in the calculation: CO2, CH4, N2O
Base year or baseline: 2019
Scopes in which reductions took place: Scope 1 and Scope 2
Standards, methodologies, assumptions and/or calculation tools used: GRI 305: Emissions 2015, Disclosure 305-5
GRI 305-6
Emissions of Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS)
Not applicable, Trane Technologies is not a manufacturer of ODSs based on interpretation of GRI 305-6
GRI 305-7
Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Sulfur Oxides (SOx), and Other Significant Air Emissions
Greenhouse Gas Emissions (see data tables: NOx and SOx Emissions; Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Air Emissions)
Source of the emissions factor used: U.S. EPA, Compilation of Air Pollution Emission Factors (AP-42), U.S. EPA Updated Emission Factors of Air Pollutants from Vehicle Operations in GREET Using MOVES; and vendor technical data sheets
Standards, methodologies, assumptions and/or calculation tools used: General calculation method is material usage multiplied by emissions factor
Energy
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its boundaries
Value Chain
103-2
The management approach and its components
Energy
103-3
Evaluation of management approach
Energy
A third party assures our energy data ever year for company operations.
GRI 302-1
Energy Consumption Within the Organization
Energy (see data table: Absolute Energy Use, Renewable Energy Data): 628,652 MWh, sum of non-renewable energy sources from natural gas (769 billion KJ), gasoline (686 billion KJ), diesel (175 billion KJ), propane (54 billion KJ), aviation fuels (7 billion KJ), plus 85% of adjusted electricity (elec less VPAA/solar rec). 8.6 billion KJ, sum of renewable energy sources
Electricity, heating, cooling, steam sold: Energy (See data table: Renewable Energy Data)
Total energy consumption: 2,790 billion KJ
Standards, methodologies, assumptions and/or calculation tools used: GRI 302: Energy 2016, Disclosure 302-1
Source of factors used: EPA Climate Leaders, Emission Factors for Greenhouse Gas Inventories, 9 March 2018; Climate Change, 2013, The Physical Science Basis, Working Group I Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Chapter 8, Appendix 8.A, Table 8.A.1; 2017 Climate Registry Default Emission Factors report, Table B.2, March 15, 2017
GRI 302-2
Energy Consumption Outside the Organization
All energy was consumed within the organization.
GRI 302-3
Energy Intensity
Energy
Energy intensity ratio: 0.178
Organization-specific metric (the denominator): million USD
Types of energy included in the intensity ratio: Fuel and electricity
All energy used was consumed inside the organization.
GRI 302-4
Reduction of Energy Consumption
Energy
Amount of reductions in energy consumption achieved: 25.2
Types of energy included in the reductions: fuel and electricity
Base year for targets: 2019
Basis for calulating reductions: Calendar year 2020
Methodology: GRI 302: Energy 2016: 302-4
Energy Efficient and Low Emission Products
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its boundaries
Value Chain
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of management approach
GRI 302-5
Reductions in Energy Requirements of Products and Services
Financial Performance
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its boundaries
Value Chain
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of management approach
GRI 201-1
Direct Economic Value Generated and Distributed
Innovation for Emerging Markets
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its boundaries
Value Chain
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of management approach
N/A
Report appropriate disclosures, since material topic is not covered by an existing GRI Standard.
Product Life Cycle
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its boundaries
Value Chain
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of management approach
N/A
Report appropriate disclosures, since material topic is not covered by an existing GRI Standard.
Public Policy
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its boundaries
Value Chain
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of management approach
GRI 415-1
Political Contributions
The reporting organization shall report the following information: 
 a. Total monetary value of financial and in-kind political contributions made directly and indirectly by the organization by country and recipient/beneficiary. 
 b. If applicable, how the monetary value of in-kind contributions was estimated.
2.1 When compiling the information specified in Disclosure 415-1, the reporting organization shall calculate financial political contributions in compliance with national accounting rules, where these exist.
See GRI 415 Public Policy PDF for additional guidance.
Public Policy (see data table: Lobbying Expenditures)
Supplier Environmental Conditions
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its boundaries
Value Chain
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of management approach
GRI 308-1
New Suppliers That Were Screened Using Environmental Criteria
GRI 308-2
Negative Environmental Impacts in the Supply Chain and Action Taken
Technology & Innovation
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its boundaries
Value Chain
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of management approach
N/A
Report appropriate disclosures, since material topic is not covered by an existing GRI Standard.
Training & Development
103-1
Explanation of the material topic and its boundaries
Value Chain
103-2
The management approach and its components
103-3
Evaluation of management approach
GRI 404-1
Average Hours of Training Per Year Per Employee
Learning & Development (see data table: Learning and Development Hours)
GRI 404-2
Programs for Upgrading Employee Skills and Transition Assistance Programs
GRI 404-3
Percentage of Employees Receiving Regular Performance and Career Development Reviews