Caterpillar Again Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

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DEERFIELD, Ill., September 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - 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.

Caterpillar's Human Rights Policy

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At Caterpillar, we are committed to respecting internationally recognized human rights throughout our global operations.

Our salient issues are determined based on consultation and requests from our stakeholders, our Code of Conduct and our human rights impact assessment. We focus on nine salient issues that put us at risk of having a negative impact on rights-holders through our activities or business relationships. We recognize that other human rights may become greater priorities over time, and we regularly review our priority areas.

• Child Labor

Caterpillar Takes Pride in Its 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 Integrated Value Chain


Caterpillar is building capabilities to deliver an integrated value chain. To do so, we must engineer our value chains just like we engineer our products into a synchronized system that maximizes quality, value and speed to the customer.

1.) Our suppliers provide product materials and inputs.

2.) Caterpillar manufactures equipment and provides technology solutions.

3.) Cat dealers distribute our products and solutions to our customers.

4.) Customers use our products and solutions on job sites and in energy applications.

Caterpillar's Product Stewardship


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.

We accomplish this by:

Caterpillar's Operational Impact


At Caterpillar, we focus on environmental responsibility.

Click here to learn more about our progress in energy conservation, use of alternative / renewable energy, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, water conservation and waste minimization.

Caterpillar Celebrates Diversity & Inclusion


Diverse and inclusion work environments embrace the values and unique talents, experiences and viewpoints of employees. This approach aligns with our Best Team strategic goal.

Click here to read more about Caterpillar’s global Diversity and Inclusion strategy and how the various Employee Resource Groups drive the strategy.

Caterpillar Improves Safety Through Culture


We are dedicated to the safety of everyone at Caterpillar, including our extended team of contractors, dealers, suppliers and customers. Our commitment to safety begins with the engineering of our products and manufacturing processes, and extends to operator training, job site solutions and promoting a culture of safety that guides the way we work.

Click here to learn more about how Caterpillar has made great strides in improving their safety culture.

Caterpillar Inc | Sustainability At A Glance


What does Sustainability mean to Caterpillar? Learn more about our strategy, focus areas and how we’re performing here.


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


Caterpillar Provides Advanced Solutions to Meet a Basic Need


Caterpillar and the Caterpillar Foundation are committed to reducing energy poverty so that sustainable progress is possible — progress such as sanitation and education. These are the building blocks to grow economies and improve living standards for millions.

Click here to explore some of the solutions that Caterpillar and its customers are deploying around the world today.


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