Cummins’ environmental sustainability plan reflects our goal to address climate change, clean air and clean water by reducing our carbon footprint, using fewer natural resources and partnering with others to solve complex problems.
At Cummins, we help power our interconnected world — from trucks delivering needed goods to trains carrying passengers and freight to generators powering hospitals, schools and data centers.
Our company wants to be a driving force for sustainable growth and well-being beyond the products we make, helping build stronger communities, extending economic opportunity to more people and addressing the environmental challenges facing the world today.
Cummins’ environmental sustainability plan reflects our goal to address climate change, clean air and clean water by reducing our carbon footprint, using fewer natural resources and partnering with others to solve complex problems. We take a comprehensive view of our environmental impact, beginning with product design through manufacturing, customer use and end of life.
Our products in use goal, for example, has saved customers 500 million gallons of fuel and nearly $2 billion since 2014 and avoided 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. We just increased our 2020 water reduction goal to 50 percent, having cut water use 42 percent, adjusted by labor hours, since 2010.
Cummins also works with regulatory agencies around the world to help them develop, adopt and enforce tough, but achievable, emission standards. We can offer proven technology at affordable prices, allowing for cleaner air, successful economic growth and healthier communities.
Through our employee engagement initiatives, Cummins strives to build healthy communities where our employees want to live and succeed, ultimately leading to stronger markets for our products. Last year, two-thirds of our employees took action to reduce their environmental footprints during our June Environmental Month. And Cummins and its partners have addressed technical skills gaps by opening 18 vocational education sites around the world for disadvantaged students since 2011. Ultimately, we’re powering what’s next for our customers and communities and in the most sustainable way we can.