We envision a world where people’s basic needs — food, shelter, clean water, sanitation and reliable power — are fulfilled in a sustainable way. We provide work environments, products, services and solutions that make productive and efficient use of resources as we strive to achieve our vision.
Our customers rely on Caterpillar products to build and develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets around the world — to support sustainable progress and improve living standards for people everywhere.
We define shared success as more sustainable operations and more efficient machines, engines and locomotives with lower emissions. With our expertise, advanced technology and focus, we create shared success for our customers and employees and for Caterpillar dealers and global communities. Here are just a few examples of what that shared success looks like in action.
We have been remanufacturing our parts and components for more than 40 years. We disassemble, clean and inspect a drive train, for example, to determine if it can be salvaged effectively. Then we use engineered advanced methods to return it to the latest performance specifications. Returning products to same-as-when-new condition means using fewer raw materials and, ultimately, conserving precious natural resources. Remanufactured and rebuilt products also provide lower cost, reduced downtime and quick, dependable service options for our customers.
Our Job Site Solutions business partners with Caterpillar dealers and customers to go beyond the iron, to help our customers use their equipment more productively and efficiently — that is, more sustainably.
We are collaborating with stakeholders, including Caterpillar dealers and customers, to restore natural infrastructure across the globe — forests, prairies, farmlands, wetlands and coastal landscapes — because natural infrastructure offers economic, environmental and social benefits. Healthy lands also offer the most productive means for removing carbon from the atmosphere, so it can become a valuable component of soils, plants and ecosystems. We are committed to the safety of our people, everywhere they work. We are proud Caterpillar’s recordable injury frequency rate has improved 92 percent since 2003. It’s a testament to our company and employees’ dedication to Safely Home. Everyone. Everyday.TM
Our people are at the heart of what we do, and we strive to continually be even more inclusive and diverse. Our employees also generously volunteer their time to support the communities where they live and work, and the Caterpillar Foundation invested $36.8 million in global communities in 2016.
From our own operations to our work in communities around the world to the work our products perform for our customers each day, sustainability is an essential part of who Caterpillar is and what we do.