Sustainability in action at Caterpillar

November 18, 2019

At Caterpillar, sustainability is our commitment to building a better world. As one of our company’s core values, sustainability is part of who we are and what we do every single day. We are proud to provide the solutions our customers use to build a better world. And, Caterpillar equipment builds the infrastructure that provides better access to water, power, roads, hospitals, schools -- and so much more -- to people around the world.

Our vision is a world in which all people’s basic needs – such as shelter, clean water, sanitation, food and reliable power – are fulfilled in an environmentally sustainable way and a company that improves the quality of the environment and the communities where we live and work.

As part of our strategy, we’re committed to providing work environments, products, services and solutions that make productive and efficient use of resources as we strive to achieve our vision.

Inside our four walls, we’re working to reduce our operational impact through goals that include targets for energy, water and waste in our operations. And, our employees are actively engaged in identifying opportunities for operational efficiency – from more efficient light fixtures, to the use of solar water heaters and the reduction of waste in our manufacturing process, we’re committed to minimizing our environmental footprint.

We’re focused on offering more efficient solutions to help our customers succeed. Our innovative technology enables reduced fuel consumption, lower emissions, improved productivity and enhanced worker safety.

None of this would be possible without our people – a globally diverse team committed to meeting our customers’ needs and making a difference in the communities where we live and work.

And, through the work of the Caterpillar Foundation, we’re focused on building resilient communities that thrive in a rapidly changing world by creating human infrastructure. Working together, Caterpillar and the Caterpillar Foundation are building stronger individuals, stronger communities and stronger economies across the world.

Our commitment to sustainability is recognized externally, too. We are proud to be included in Forbes’ 2019 list of the World’s Most Reputable Companies for Corporate Responsibility. Ranked #28, moving up from #52 in 2018, our inclusion demonstrates recognition by Forbes and the hundreds of thousands of individuals they surveyed.

For more on our sustainability efforts and highlights, check out our latest Sustainability Report.

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Sustainability is our commitment to building a better world.