Caterpillar's Purpose

We help our customers build a better, more sustainable world

At Caterpillar, we take pride in what we do and make possible — from the quality of our products and services to the people who stand behind them. We are proud of how we help our customers build a better, more sustainable world.

We have a legacy of providing products and services that continually improve the quality of life and the environment by helping our customers fulfill society’s need for infrastructure, including shelter, clean water, transportation and reliable energy – in a sustainable way. We help the world’s doers construct the roads, bridges, seaports and runways that connect people to jobs, opportunities and one another. We help miners unearth materials found in everything from smartphone displays to batteries for electric vehicles. And we support our customers as they extract fuels to satisfy global energy demand.

We offer multiple solutions made to match our customers’ work such as hybrid, electric drive or battery-powered electric drive equipment. Many Caterpillar products also operate on lower-carbon alternatives, including biodiesel, renewable diesel and biogas. Our microgrid worksite solutions integrate renewable energy sources like solar or hydropower into electric power systems. We provide autonomous and remote-control equipment that improves efficiency and enhances safety. Within our operations, we are reducing emissions, water use and waste. And through remanufacturing, we’re taking back millions of pounds of end-of-life components, keeping nonrenewable resources in circulation for multiple lifetimes.

As our world continues to evolve our people will be there doing the work that matters – helping our customers build a better, more sustainable world.

Our Legacy of Building a Better World