Caterpillar is committed to making sustainable progress possible and encourages our employees to get involved in sustainability efforts in their facilities and communities, which is what Caterpillar employees did in Texas and Illinois in April. Employees spent time volunteering to help educate others and improve the environment for Earth Day.
2013 Sustainability Report headlined by chairman's message
Sustainability is not something we discovered recently; it can be traced back to the Caterpillar Worldwide Code of Conduct first published in 1974. For 40 years, our Code has provided a common ground for our business life values. Since 2005, these have been Our Values in Action:
New Caterpillar excavator features hydraulic, not electrical, hybrid technology
Caterpillar Inc. is at the forefront of hybrid technology in large machines, exemplified in its new 336E-H line of hybrid hydraulic excavators. These new excavators first rolled off the line in 2013 and are the first of their kind to convert captured energy into hydraulic instead of electric power. The new hydraulic hybrid system integrated in the 336E-H can handle the same amount of work as the powerful 336D machine, but using 33% less fuel.
The hybrid excavator was recently featured in a local news story by the Peoria Journal Star earlier this year.
Michele Sullivan, Caterpillar’s Director of Corporate Social Innovation, will be participating on a Google+ Hangout with ONE to discuss the huge impact agriculture investments can make in fighting extreme poverty. David Picard, Caterpillar's Region Manager for Africa & the Middle East, will also be joining.
CEO remarks on breadth of Caterpillar remanufacturing at annual shareholder meeting
Caterpillar US and overseas remanufacturing facilities have returned more than 500,000 tons of materials - the weight of the Empire State Building, plus another 135,000 tons. Remanufacturing efforts at Caterpillar have also eliminated 1 million tons of greenhouse gas from the atmosphere.
In his remarks at the annual shareholder meeting, CEO Doug Oberhelman also illustrated sustainability as a three-legged stool comprised of economic, environmental and social components. These components work in tandem to keep the system of sustainability in balance.
Large Cat® engine in Wisconsin uses methane conversion to limit climate change
There is no better way to appreciate the ability of our products to make sustainable progress possible than when they are at work for our customers. A Cat® gas generator set used for converting methane from manure into electrical power in one of the largest dairy farms in Wisconsin was recently featured in an article by the New York Times.
The Business Roundtable (BRT) highlighted Caterpillar in its 2014 sustainability report, “Create, Grow, Sustain: Celebrating Success,” released on April 21. Now in its seventh year, the report details how Business Roundtable CEOs pursue innovative strategies to create jobs, grow the U.S. economy and sustain and enhance the quality of life in America.
April 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Caterpillar Foundation is investing $1.5 million to Feeding America to help bring more food to people in need in dozens of communities across the country. In all, 35 local Feeding America food banks will receive grants to help ensure a steady stream of food – including more fresh produce - to those struggling with hunger in the communities they serve.
AECOM was recognized for its safety practices by Caterpillar — marking the first time the manufacturer formally recognized a consultant with a Safety Award for facility development projects in China. The award commends AECOM for achieving zero incidents in 1 million hours worked during 2011 and 2012, while acting as construction manager for four Caterpillar projects in China.
Learn more about how AECOM achieved this honor in the company’s 2013 Safety, Health and Environment report.
Caterpillar's main data center has improved greenhouse gas emissions by about 2,500 metric tons of CO2e annually, the equivalent of removing nearly 500 cars from roads. This has been achieved by efficiency improvements to the building's air conditioning system, which runs continuously. Improvements include an automation system that uses more efficient motors for the existing air handlers and equipment that takes advantage of outside air to cool the office during cooler months.