Caterpillar's 2015 Sustainability Report

Caterpillar Inc. published its annual Sustainability Report, detailing the progress made in 2015 despite challenging economic conditions. Recognizing Caterpillar’s 90-year history as a global leader of sustainable progress, the report – titled “What We’ve Built. What We’re Solving.” – highlights the company’s aggressive efforts to manage through a challenging business cycle by focusing on cost management and innovative, durable products that help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges associated with energy, water, land and climate.

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Caterpillar's Sustainability Performance at a Glance

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Caterpillar Sustainability Goals

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Caterpillar Supports Global Sanitation Improvements

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Caterpillar Alleviates Poverty through Social Innovation
Through strategic investments and collaborations, we leverage our unique strengths to support the Caterpillar Foundation’s mission to eliminate poverty by placing people on a path to prosperity. Founded in 1952, the Caterpillar Foundation has contributed more than $650 million to help make sustainable progress possible around the world.

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Caterpillar’s Vision and Commitment to Respect Human Rights
Along with helping improve the quality of life in communities around the world, Caterpillar is committed to protecting and respecting human rights, as articulated in Our Values in Action. In 2015, we created a new Human Rights Policy to further strengthen our efforts in this area.

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Economic Development, Caterpillar’s Community Impact
Our success contributes to the social stability of regions around the world. From growth economies, where new infrastructure is required, to developed areas where aging networks need improvement, our products help ensure that investments in transportation, energy, telecommunications, waste and water infrastructure produce maximum benefits.

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Video - Sustainability: More than Just a Word at Caterpillar
Sustainability is one of our Core Values at Caterpillar.

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Caterpillar's Integrated Value Chain
To deliver an integrated value chain we must engineer our value chains just like we engineer our products. It’s an end-to-end approach, encompassing the customer, dealer, product design, logistics and our supply network. When synchronized, Caterpillar maximizes quality, value and speed to the customer.

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Improving Sustainability at the Caterpillar Job Site
Caterpillar recognizes that our customers need to realize the full value of their assets and we work to go “beyond the iron” to increase asset utilization. Designed and delivered by the Caterpillar Job Site Solutions team in partnership with Cat® dealers, these solutions help customers address areas of safety, sustainability, equipment, productivity and financials.

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Video – Caterpillar Technology Connected Road Building
In a side-by-side study, Caterpillar compared two distinct road-building processes – 1) traditional road building, most commonly used today, and 2) a technology-focused approach, using our Cat Connect technology. Cat Connect technology automates and facilitates construction through on-machine hardware and software along with off-machine solutions dramatically reduces the costs and impacts of road building.

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