Sustainability At Caterpillar

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Cat Machine at work


Nearly a century of sustainable innovation.

Driving sustainable progress and helping customers build a better world through innovative products and services is not new to Caterpillar. Since our founding in 1925, sustainable innovation has powered our business.

Today, with products from our Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation segments in virtually every corner of the earth, we share the concerns of governments and the public about the risks of climate change. We support global efforts to mitigate climate change. We are committed to reducing Caterpillar’s GHG emissions while helping our customers meet their climate-related objectives as they build a better, more sustainable world. We support our customers during this energy transition through investments in new products, technologies and services.

Providing what customers need, where and when they need it, has been a formula for success throughout Caterpillar’s history. Projects like the Panama Canal and the Apollo 11 mission to the moon are just two examples of big global challenges we’ve helped our customers tackle by bringing together innovative equipment, services and support. These milestones in our history were groundbreaking — and challenging. And now, we collectively face our next one — mitigating the effects of global climate change. Along with our customers, we’ve helped build the world we live in and embrace the challenge of helping build an even better one.


Awards and Recognition

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Men on worksite

For more than 10 years, the annual internal Sustainability Excellence Awards have engaged our employees by recognizing Caterpillar teams or individuals who develop more sustainable products, services, solutions or processes.

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Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
World and North America, 22 years

S&P Global
2021 Sustainability Yearbook

Wall Street Journal
100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies 2021 (#21)
Best-Managed Companies of 2021

World’s Most Admired Companies (#101)

Fortune 500
World’s Most Admired Companies (#78)

America’s Most Responsible Companies 2022 (#203)

Best Global Brands (#82)





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Forbes Magazine
World’s Best Employers 2021 (#108)
America’s Best Employers 2021 (#344)
America’s Best Employers by State 2021
Best Employers for Veterans (#34)
Best Employers for Diversity 2021 (#362)
Global 2000, 2021 ( #132)

Human Rights Campaign
Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2021 80% Ranking

Great Place to Work Institute
2021 Best Company to Work for in Brazil

Human Rights Campaign
Equidad MX 2021
Top major Mexican businesses and multinationals for LGBT workplace inclusion, Caterpillar
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Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Corporate Equality Index

United Way Worldwide’s Global Corporate Leadership Program