Chapter 15 Culture and Organization

The fifth element in the Governance and Leadership section of the Scorecard addresses company culture and organization. This element illustrates how the Scorecard attempts to measure the “softer” aspects of how employee behavior is aligned to drive (or not drive) sustainability-related activities.

In 2014, Ingersoll Rand, a diversified industrial company, decided that one way to get serious about reducing carbon emissions was for CEO Michael Lamach to commit to a carbon reduction goal. Launched at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting and the UN Climate Summit, the commitment was to reduce the company’s carbon footprint related to its operations by 35 percent by 2020 and the carbon footprint of its products ...

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