Leadership Commitment

Caterpillar’s reputation is something we value as much as our products and our customers. In 1974, we introduced our first Code of Conduct. Caterpillar’s current Code of Conduct – Our Values in Action define what Caterpillar stands for and what we believe in, documenting the uncompromisingly high ethical standards that our company has upheld since its founding in 1925. The Code of Conduct helps Caterpillar employees every day by providing detailed guidance on the behaviors that support Our Values in Action – Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability. Through our Code of Conduct, we envision a work environment all can take pride in, a company others respect and admire and a world made better by our actions. 

Our Code of Conduct specifically references our enterprise commitment to environment, health and safety in our operations:

WE PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OURSELVES AND OTHERS 

We value our people and contribute toward a global environment in which people can live safe, healthy and productive lives. We put safety first with an aspirational goal to prevent all injuries, occupational illnesses and safety incidents. We actively promote the health and safety of everyone on our property with policies and practical programs that help individuals safeguard themselves and their co-workers. Our commitment to safe practices extends throughout our value chain – from suppliers to end users. We are committed to providing our customers with products and services that are safe and reliable. 

WE FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND PREVENTING WASTE 

We focus on improving the quality and efficiency of our operations while reducing our environmental impact. We support environmental stewardship by utilizing business processes that enable waste prevention, improve quality and promote the efficient use of resources in our locations. Our waste prevention efforts are integrated end-to-end across the value chain from suppliers to our dealers. We work with them to improve the processes and systems used throughout the manufacturing and delivery of our products. We are committed to complying with environmental laws and regulations and expect our suppliers and dealers to do the same. 

Read the entire Code of Conduct here