Caterpillar China Recognized for Sustainability Efforts
Caterpillar China was awarded the 2011 China Sustainability Award in Beijing on October 27. Jointly launched by Sohu.com, a main Chinese portal website, and A.T. Kearney, a global consulting company, the award recognizes businesses and organizations for their enormous efforts on reducing energy consumption, positively impacting their communities and creating sustainable economic value for the company.
Caterpillar's continuous engagements with corporate social responsibilities (CSR) in areas of environment protection, sustainable education and philanthropic donation have been key reasons for Caterpillar China to win the award.
For years, Caterpillar China has been actively promoting sustainable development with green projects for several coalmines and gas power stations in Shanxi, Shandong, Zhejiang and other provinces. Meanwhile, Caterpillar facilities across China have launched many educational programs to help children from poor rural areas stay in school and acquire vocational skills. Cat equipment was frequently found on the front lines for earthquake and other disaster relief efforts, and Caterpillar employees and the Caterpillar Foundation donated funds for victims of natural disasters across China. This year, the team launched a number of CSR projects, including Caterpillar Forest, Job Shadow Day, micro-financing to farmers in suburban Beijing and donations to migrant children's schools.