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Caterpillar Provides Cleaner Air Underground

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Underground hard rock mining companies continue to go deeper in search of more raw materials and higher-grade ore. Working at such depths leads to air quality concerns due to equipment emissions, which today are primarily powered by diesel.

Click here to learn about how Caterpillar leveraged our investments and deep expertise in energy storage and electric drive technology to design and assemble the R1300 Battery Electric Load-Haul Dump, a fully battery-powered machine.

Caterpillar and the Space Age Chemical

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Grinder burn is caused by improper grinding in the manufacturing process and can cause parts to fail prematurely. Caterpillar routinely uses an acid etch check on a variety of manufactured parts to detect any presence of grinder burn.

Click here to read how the Advanced Materials Technology team learned about a new space-age chemical that ultimately helped reduce waste.

Caterpillar | Working More Sustainably

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Our Engine Center in Seguin, Texas, manufactures, tests and paints diesel engines for Caterpillar customers. These activities generate a variety of byproduct materials, the most significant of which is the process water that comes from engine hot testing. At one point, the facility produced more than 100,000 gallons of wastewater every month.

Caterpillar Thiruvallur Energy Efficiency & Renewables

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The long-term strategy at Caterpillar India Private Limited in Thiruvallur, India, includes embedding sustainability in manufacturing through renewable energy and energy conservation.

Click here to learn about the key piece of this strategy – the implementation of a solar microgrid.

Caterpillar Partners With International Women’s Day

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At Caterpillar, we know what it means to be bold. It’s appropriate, then, that in 2017, for the first time, Caterpillar served as an International Women’s Day partner; and the 2017 theme was #BeBoldForChange.

Caterpillar | Helping to Eliminate Ergonomic Risk

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Assembly processes that include awkward postures for employees can lead to an increased risk of ergonomic injury.

Click here to learn more about how the Piracicaba, Brazil, facility took steps to evaluate ergonomic risks and find solutions.

Caterpillar | Strategizing Safer Ways to Work

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Click here to learn about three examples of how Caterpillar is working safer at the Athens, GA, and Thiruvallur, India, facilities and the Melbourne Distribution Centre.

Caterpillar's Governance & Ethics

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Caterpillar’s Code of Conduct – Our Values in Action – defines what Caterpillar stands for and what we believe in, documenting uncompromisingly high ethical standards for our company. The Code of Conduct helps Caterpillar employees every day by providing detailed guidance on the behaviors that support Our Values in Action – Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability.

Caterpillar's Product Stewardship

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Product stewardship covers the full lifespan of our equipment – from the supply chain to the customer’s job site to remanufacturing. This means taking active steps to reduce potential environmental, health and safety impacts, as well as optimizing operational quality and efficiency throughout the life of the product. Click here to learn more about how we accomplish this through the following:

Caterpillar's Value Chain

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Caterpillar is engineering our value chains just like we engineer our products, into a synchronized system that maximizes quality, value and speed to the customer. Learn more here about how we work with our suppliers and dealers to do so.

Also, in 2016, Caterpillar began proactively requesting suppliers to complete a self-assessment to confirm their alignment to Caterpillar’s Supplier Code of Conduct. Our goal is a response from 95 percent of our priority suppliers by 2020.

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