Caterpillar's 2013 Sustainability Report

Caterpillar's 2013 Sustainability Report

Since 2005, Caterpillar has published an annual sustainability report, with detailed performance information and data and highlights about specific projects that support our sustainable development efforts. Each year the report serves as the flagship document for stakeholders to understand Caterpillar’s commitment to sustainability.

Read more in the 2013 Sustainability Report.

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Caterpillar Suppliers Help Develop Lead-free Components
In 2013, Caterpillar collaborated with several suppliers to investigate options for eliminating lead from sleeve-bearing coatings and reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from our production process. These sleeve bearings, used for Cat® large wheel loaders, have a coating that traditionally contains...
Dec 23, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Cat® Dealer and Supplier Networks Play Pivotal Role in Sustainability Success
Caterpillar's global dealer network has taken a significant step forward in materials management with the introduction of the Cat® Battery Recycling Program throughout North America. The benefits of recycling lead acid batteries are obvious. The process harvests lead, acid and plastic for reuse....
Dec 2, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Lasers at Work in Mississippi for Caterpillar Remanufacturing
Technology is also yielding process improvements at Cat Reman in Mississippi. Here, we have greatly improved the cleaning process of components by adopting technology that allows parts to be cleaned with laser light rather than chemicals. Conventional cleaning involves chemical solvents that create a variety of environmental hazards and wastes and is subject to strict...
Nov 11, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Caterpillar Saving Energy Across China
Natural Gas Conservation Project Since 2012, Caterpillar (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. has reduced natural gas consumption and contributed to greenhouse gas reduction through the innovative Natural Gas Conservation Project. This project used the residual heat of hot water pipes to efficiently send warm air to the central heating system of its office building. In the first...
Oct 28, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Caterpillar China 2013 Sustainability Report
China is an important emerging market for Caterpillar and one of the keys to our future success. We already have an extensive history of commitment and service in China, and we are devoted to long-term investment and growth long into the future. Over the past 35 years, as China has experienced rapid economic growth, Cat® machines have made significant contributions to the development and...
Oct 21, 2014 12:00 PM ET