Sustainability

BUILDING A BETTER WORLD

Caterpillar has a long-standing commitment to sustainability, one of our five Values in Action. It is part of who we are and what we do. It inspires us to help our customers build a better world through products and services that help fulfill society’s basic needs – such as shelter, clean water, education and reliable energy – in a sustainable way. 

We are committed to further reducing Caterpillar’s greenhouse gas emissions while helping our customers meet their climate-related objectives. We are supporting our customers during the energy transition to a lower-carbon future through investments in new products, technologies and
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Sustainability Report

For more than 95 years, our customers have used our equipment to develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets that improve living standards across the globe. Our dedication to building better is stronger than ever, and this year’s report has the details.

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Sustainability Report

Climate & Energy

Caterpillar shares the concerns of governments and the public about the risks of climate change and supports global efforts to mitigate its impact. We are committed to a reduced-carbon future, both in our operations and helping customers reach climate-related goals.

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Climate & Energy

Sustainability in Action

SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

Sustainability Vision and Mission

In the next decade, the most successful companies will be those that integrate sustainability into their core businesses. That’s what we’re doing at Caterpillar, and we are helping our customers do the same.

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2030 Sustainability Goals

We will execute our strategy by working to meet our aspirational sustainable development goals. 

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Sustainability Goals

Supporting Our Customers

We continue to invest in new products, technologies and services to support our customers’ – and our own – interest in a reduced-carbon world.

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Sustainability Report

BEYOND THE SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

Circular Economy

Our focus on developing better systems optimizes our use of resources, maximizes the total life cycle value of our products and minimizes the cost of ownership for our customers.

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Operations

Our high-performance standards for environmental, health and safety (EHS) encourage going beyond merely complying with EHS laws and regulations.

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Human Rights

Our commitment to respect internationally recognized human rights supports Caterpillar’s vision to create a work environment that all can take pride in, to be a company others respect and admire, and contribute to a world made better by our actions. 

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Conflict Minerals

Caterpillar is committed to the responsible sourcing of Conflict Minerals used in our products. With regard to the extraction and trade of Conflict Minerals, Caterpillar will not knowingly provide support to, contribute to, assist with, or facilitate armed conflict in the DRC.

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Our History of Sustainable Innovation

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