Natural Infrastructure

Caterpillar's Focus on Natural Infrastructure


Conventional (or grey) infrastructure – sanitary sewers, treatment plants, roads, bridges dams and levees – is the not the only infrastructure in need of rebuilding. Ecosystems that are essential to the health of our economy, communities and planet – forests, prairies, agricultural lands, estuaries, coastal landscapes and wetlands – are in critical need of restoration. 

Caterpillar Dredging


Ninigret Salt Marsh in Charlestown, Rhode Island, serves as a nursery for fish, a feeding ground for wading birds and a nesting area for migratory species. The Ashdod port in Israel is one of the country’s two main cargo ports.

Click here to learn about two examples of how dredging is improving the environment and enhancing the natural infrastructure and local economy at these two locations.

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. Click here to learn more about how we accomplish this through the following:

New Opportunities Blooming for Natural Infrastructure and Caterpillar Business


New opportunities blooming for natural infrastructure and Caterpillar business

Looking out over 65 acres of green prairie grasses, Robert Scoville, Caterpillar's Environmental Health and Safety Senior Associate at the Decatur, Illinois, Earthmoving Facility, knows that supporting the prairie restoration partnership* in his community is having a big impact beyond Decatur’s city limits. In fact, this land reclamation project has the potential to positively impact our climate.

Caterpillar to Convene Thought Leaders on Degraded Lands Restoration

Outcomes expected to drive new action toward sustainable development goals
Press Release

PEORIA, Ill., October 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) announced today it will host the first national summit focused on catalyzing the industry of natural infrastructure restoration on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

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