Circular Flow of Materials

Circular Flow of Materials

Reman and Rebuild programs reduce waste and minimize need for raw materials for new parts

Our goal is to grow the reman and rebuild business revenues by 20% by 2020.

Reman program provides an exchange system where customers can return an end-of-life component for a remanufactured replacement.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 10:00am

CAMPAIGN: Caterpillar's 2014 Sustainability Report

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Caterpillar encourages sustainable business practices through our remanufacturing and rebuild businesses. This starts with durable products, many designed to be rebuilt multiple times. Through our reman and rebuild programs, components and machines are overhauled, rather than completely replaced. Reuse of parts reduces waste and minimizes the need for the raw materials necessary to produce new parts. This system is where Caterpillar is making some of its greatest contributions to sustainable development — keeping nonrenewable resources in circulation for multiple life cycles.

Read more in the 2014 Sustainability Report.