Circular Flow of Materials

Reman and Rebuild programs reduce waste and minimize need for raw materials for new parts
Aug 4, 2015 10:00 AM ET
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Caterpillar encourages sustainable business practices through our remanufacturing and rebuild businesses. This starts with durable products, many designed to be rebuilt multiple times. Through our reman and rebuild programs, components and machines are overhauled, rather than completely replaced. Reuse of parts reduces waste and minimizes the need for the raw materials necessary to produce new parts. This system is where Caterpillar is making some of its greatest contributions to sustainable development — keeping nonrenewable resources in circulation for multiple life cycles.

Read more in the 2014 Sustainability Report.