Sustainability

BUILDING A BETTER WORLD

Caterpillar has a long-standing commitment to sustainability, one of our five Values in Action and a strategic area of focus. It is part of who we are and what we do. We have a legacy of providing products and services that continually improve the quality of life and the environment by fulfilling society’s need for infrastructure including shelter, clean water, transportation 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 services.

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
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
Climate & Energy

Sustainability in Action

SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

2030 Sustainability Goals

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

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Sustainability Goals
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
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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Diversity and Inclusion

Caterpillar is committed to ensuring our workplace is diverse and representative of the communities where we live and work.

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Our History of Sustainable Innovation

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