We wrapped up our fifth year participating in the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge. Out of nearly 600 companies, Ingersoll Rand ranked 3rd overall and 2nd in the manufacturing/operations industry!
This year, nearly a third of our population across 32 countries participated in the challenge and accumulated more than 12 billion steps. An average of 12,942 steps per day.
Participation in the Global Challenge is part of Ingersoll Rand's efforts to cultivate an inclusive workforce and enhance the quality of life for our people. The Global Challenge enables connectivity and comradery across teams and regions for those interested in pursuing or maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
To encourage participation and further company efforts to support non-profit organizations, Ingersoll Rand awarded $1,000 to charitable organizations for eight participating teams in locations such as Italy, France, Canada and the United States.
After achieving our goal of averaging more than 12,000 steps per day, The Ingersoll Rand Foundation donated $20,000 to the Helping Hand Fund, created to support employees in the aftermath of natural disasters or other hardships that may arise.
For over 15 years, the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge has helped transform company culture for some of the world's leading business - enabling improved health and performance of millions of people worldwide.