#ICYMI 2016: Community

Every day, all day, there's no shortage of news and information coming at us from all directions. Emails. Social media. Search engines. Online and print newspapers. Magazines and newsletters. And hopefully caterpillar.com!

It's really difficult to keep up with it all, but we've got you covered. We've rounded up the biggest articles about the Caterpillar Foundation and our employees' achievements that we've published this year … in case you missed them when they were first published.


In March, the Caterpillar Foundation launched the Together.Stronger. initiative. Together.Stronger. is a platform that unites businesses, non-profits, government and citizens. The goal? To empower 50 million people to rise out of poverty by 2020. Find out how you can join the efforts at togetherstronger.com.

She Is Empowered

Caterpillar believes in the power and importance of women and girls. This year, the Caterpillar Foundation led efforts for the United Nation's Girl Up Campaign and International Day of the Girl and announced our participation in the #BeBoldForChange campaign in partnership with the International Day of the Girl organization. In September, Caterpillar also launched She Is – a movement to educate the world on energy poverty and how when you empower a woman, you can change the world. Learn more at sheisempowered.co.

We Are Empowered

For decades, Caterpillar has been making progress possible by providing reliable, sustainable energy to schools, hospitals, companies and communities all over the world. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of our 3500 Engine Series, we gave a 3500 engine and generator set to St. Luke's Foundation for Haiti. To learn how this gift of reliable energy will aid the local hospital's work, watch this video and visit caterpillar.com/power.

Supporting the Future of Innovation

To drive our future in innovation, we're actively combating the decline of college graduates in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields by supporting initiatives such as the NASA Robotic Mining Competition and FIRST® Robotics. This year through FIRST Robotics, high schoolers around the world competed to build a robot to conquer a medieval themed challenged. Follow their six-week journey starting in this story.


Gathering Employee Feedback

Every employee has an opportunity to impact our culture. Our new employee insights platform will enable us to get open and honest feedback from them more often and take action faster than ever before – which is especially important during challenging times. Learn more about employee insights here.

Women in Manufacturing

If you look at our overall numbers, about 20 percent of our workforce is women. From a leadership perspective, only 18 percent of leaders are women. We know that diversity and gender equality drive global economic benefits, so we've launched a company-wide women in leadership initiative to address gender balance at Caterpillar. To learn more, check out this article, in which Group President Denise Johnson answers the question "Why focus only on women?"

For years, many of our employees have been tackling the issue of the lack of women in manufacturing. This year, four of our employees won STEP Ahead Awards for their efforts. Check out this story celebrating their hard work.

Remembering Glen Barton

This October, former Chairman and CEO Glen Barton passed away at the age of 77. Learn about his legacy at Caterpillar and in our hometown of Peoria, Illinois, in this video.

Celebrating the History and Culture of African American Life

Diversity and inclusion is core to Our Values in Action. To celebrate that commitment, we are proud to be a founding donor of the National Museum of African American History & Culture through support from the Caterpillar Foundation. Learn more here.

Real Cat Folks

Real Cat Folks features mini portraits of employees and retirees that showcase the rich diversity of our Caterpillar team. See their short stories and quotes at caterpillar.com/RealCatFolks.

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