Caterpillar Again Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

September 8, 2017



Caterpillar Again Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) has been named to the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), including both the World and North America indices. This marks the 18th time Caterpillar has been included in the DJSI.

“Sustainability is one of our core values. Our global Caterpillar team strives to integrate sustainability into our work, every day, everywhere we operate. We’re proud of our progress. We also know there’s always more to do,” said Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby. “Our customers use our solutions to build a better world, and we continually strive to improve our company through more sustainable and efficient operations.”

Some of the sustainability successes that led to Caterpillar’s inclusion were:  

  • Continued progress in embedding human rights practices across the value chain.  
  • Supporting leadership development opportunities for employees to increase diversity.
  • Strong process for innovation in the research and development of new and improved products, and an increasing consideration of sustainability impacts throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Commitment to communities around the globe, as well as the Caterpillar Foundation’s focus on poverty alleviation, particularly through investments in women and girls.
  • Third-party verification of its sustainability reporting around safety and environmental impacts.

The annual DJSI process follows a best-in-class approach, evaluating numerous corporate economic, environmental and social performance factors.

For more on Caterpillar’s sustainability progress and how the company is building a better world, read the 2016 Sustainability Report at:

About Caterpillar

For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2016 sales and revenues of $38.537 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit To connect with us on social media, visit