Innovative Funding Supports Sustainability

May 17, 2022

The Caterpillar Foundation, the philanthropic organization for Caterpillar Inc., is committed to supporting natural infrastructure development, providing access to basic services and supporting disaster relief in the communities where we live and work around the world. While our planet is constantly changing, our goal has always stayed the same: building thriving, sustainable and resilient communities. The Caterpillar Inc. 2021 Sustainability Report takes a deeper look at our commitments to date, as well as our achievements over the past year.

We partnered with many great organizations in 2021, including The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, World Resources Institute and One Tree Planted, that use innovative strategies to adapt to climate change and risk. Together through our joint efforts in reforestation, tree planting and improved water services, the Caterpillar Foundation and our partners restored over 530,000 acres, installed approximately 500 water system interventions and removed, sequestered or captured 2.3 million metric tons of carbon this year.

In honor of Caterpillar Inc.’s 95th anniversary, we worked with One Tree Planted to plant trees in 95 locations around the world. We’ve highlighted this project with a video of our efforts in Mexico, where we restored over 45 acres in the region.

By planting trees, we are not only helping the environmental ecosystem, we are also helping the people in these resilient communities by providing land to eat, play and learn. Trees can:

  • Help restore the land after devastating wildfires, providing shelter for species to nourish the entire ecosystem
  • Invigorate parks to get people outdoors, enhancing recreational spaces to promote community integration, sports development and environmental awareness
  • Purify water, providing refuge and food for fish and aquatic birds
  • Fortify communal spaces to unify neighbors, by returning public areas to optimal conditions, which foster safer communities and connect people with nature.

Accessing basic services like water and energy, and building strong, resilient natural infrastructure are pressing issues in today’s society, and at the Caterpillar Foundation, we are proud to work with our partners on the ground helping communities around the world become more sustainable, healthier and economically adaptable.

To see more about what we are doing today, and how we are planning for tomorrow – check out our entire 2021 Sustainability Report.

Caterpillar Foundation Supports Caterpillar Sustainability Efforts