06 Apr '12, 1pm

How Ingersoll Rand uses green innovation for competitive advantage: The $14 billion manufacturing giant shares s...

How Ingersoll Rand uses green innovation for competitive advantage: The $14 billion manufacturing giant shares s...

At many companies, greening products or processes boils down to a nod toward compliance requirements or an attempt to cut costs. But at Ingersoll Rand, a $14 billion manufacturer that supplies the transportation, manufacturing, construction and agricultural industries, sustainable product innovation goes beyond compliance, giving it an edge over competitors in helping customers meet their environmental challenges. Sue Burek, with Ingersoll Rand's Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability and I discussed how her company incorporates sustainability in product design and highlights some of its green products, ahead of her online briefing today with Phil Metz, senior research partner for product sustainability and innovation with AltaTerra Research. First, Metz explained how companies can set goals and ramp up the green design process. Padma Nagappan: What's the starting p...

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