#ICYMI: Sustainability

December 16, 2015

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 several of our most noteworthy sustainability stories of the year … in case you missed them when they were first published.

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Everything I Needed to Know About Sustainability, I Learned From My Dad

“Don’t make a mess!” “Don’t get anybody hurt!” Sound like words you heard from your parents … or words you find yourself yelling at telling your kids? Global Sustainable Development Director Tim Lindsey reflected that many of us learned the fundamental lessons of sustainability as children. And we can still apply those lessons to our lives –and our work – today. See all of the words of wisdom Tim’s dad shared with him here.



Electric Power from Cotton Candy?

Theme parks in Orlando, Florida, provide tourists with entertainment and family memories … but they also generate a lot of food waste. Our customer Harvest Power has found a way to turn all of those leftovers into electricity using Caterpillar biogas generators, creating enough energy to power 2,000 homes annually. Watch the Green Room TV’s feature on the project.



Sustainability Awards

Our employees design, develop and build machines and engines that are powerful, innovative and sustainable. Keep America Beautiful honored Caterpillar last month for our commitment to sustainability. This year, Caterpillar was also named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) – the 16th time we’ve been included in the list. And we learned that we’ve been nominated for a globally renowned Circular Economy Award.



Land Restoration: Quail Lakes

The restoration of his property, Quail Lakes, from coal mine to bountiful habitat has been a personal endeavor for CEO Doug Oberhelman. Work began in 2003. Now, wildlife has returned to the restored wetland and prairie. Watch this video to learn about the transformation. Then, learn more about Caterpillar’s commitment to restoring degraded lands around the world.



A Trophy Restoration

Berner Construction helped transform old mines in Pennsylvania into grazing land for the state’s wild elk. The clean-up was complicated, the job site remote. But Berner’s Cat® D11 dozers were up for the challenge. Find out why no one calls the local stream “Sulfer Creek” anymore.



Innovation Turns Trash Into Exciting Ergonomic Solution

Manufacturing fusion buckets used to be no fun for machinists. The work was tough on the body, requiring two machinists to move the bucket shell manually through the forming process. Until Mike Heddy and Ricardo Garcia, two machinists in Jacksonville, Florida, developed a new, ergonomic process. Learn more about their time-saving, cost-cutting sustainable solution.



#ICYMI Series

It’s really difficult to keep up with all of the news coming at us every day, but we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up the top Caterpillar announcements and stories of the year … in case you missed them.

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Sustainable Development for Caterpillar means leveraging technology and innovation to increase efficiency and productivity with less impact on the environment and helping our customers do the same. Check back next year for our latest sustainability news.

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