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Ingersoll Rand Ranks High for Sustainability Reporting from Global Reporting Initiative

Swords, Ireland, December 21, 2010 – In recognition of its efforts to achieve best-in-class sustainability reporting, Ingersoll-Rand plc (NYSE: IR), a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments, has earned an impressive B level ranking for its 2009 Corporate Sustainability Report by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). With this ranking, the Ingersoll Rand 2009 Sustainability Report achieves unique status in its peer group, and resides among a select group of global companies.

"As part of Ingersoll Rand's commitment to drive sustainability as a cultural and business imperative, it is critical to also create a thorough, best-in-class sustainability report," says Kevin Tubbs, director of Environmental Affairs at Ingersoll Rand. "This milestone is the result of the tremendous teamwork from across the organization and strong support from our leadership. We are thrilled to build on this momentum as we create our next report for 2010."

GRI is a network-based organization that has pioneered the development of the world's most widely used sustainability reporting framework and is committed to its continuous improvement and application worldwide.

Sustainability reports based on the GRI framework can be used to benchmark organizational performance with respect to laws, norms, codes, performance standards and voluntary initiatives; demonstrate organizational commitment to sustainable development; and compare organizational performance over time.

While organizations may use the GRI guidelines in their processes, or provide internal, self declared ratings for performance against the ratings, the qualification for application level B ranking for Ingersoll Rand's 2009 Sustainability Report has received formal confirmation from GRI.

GRI promotes and develops this standardized approach to reporting to stimulate demand for sustainability information – which will benefit reporting organizations and those who use report information.

For several years, Ingersoll Rand has produced a sustainability report to share its performance in all aspects of the "triple bottom line" – environment, social and economic. The report contains information on topics such as: 

 
arrow Greenhouse gas emissions
   
arrow Product impacts and stewardship including product safety
   
arrow Energy-efficient products and services
   
arrow Governance and ethical business practices
   
   

Ingersoll Rand's sustainability goals include reducing its rate of energy use and greenhouse gas by 25 percent over ten years, normalized by revenue, and reducing workplace incidents by 67 percent by 2013.

The complete 2009 Ingersoll Rand Sustainability Report can be downloaded at www.ingersollrand.com.

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About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) is a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments in commercial, residential and industrial markets. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Hussmann®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to sustainable business practices within our company and for our customers. More information is available at www.ingersollrand.com.

Contacts
Christopher Tessier
704-877-7216, christopher.tessier@irco.com
 
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