Social Responsibility & Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
 

Sustainable Development for Caterpillar means leveraging technology and innovation to increase efficiency and productivity with less impact on the environment and helping our customers do the same – enabling their businesses to become more productive by providing products, services and solutions that use resources more efficiently. Of course, it starts with our own operations, with our customers in mind.

Our mission is to support and serve the organisations that help build a better tomorrow. Every day, we deliver sustainable solutions for our customers, enabling them to succeed and drive positive change around the world. We believe it is also our responsibility to drive positive change by investing purposefully to improve the lives of people in our community through volunteerism, education and financial support.

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SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

As we focus on reducing our carbon footprint, we have launched some exciting new initiatives alongside our partners, employees and customers. This includes: planting trees, using renewable energy sources and working from home.

 

 

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THE CATERPILLAR FOUNDATION

Since 1952, the Caterpillar Foundation has been dedicated to transforming lives in the communities where we live and work around the world. Together with our partners, we champion programs that support education, environment and basic human needs – which help people help themselves out of poverty. 

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For every financed machine, we plant a tree. For every financed machine, we plant a tree.

WE PLANT A TREE FOR EVERY MACHINE WE FINANCE

Last year, in partnership with ‘onetreeplanted.org’, we planted a total of 2,500 trees in the United Kingdom and the Amazon Forest – and with your help we aim to now reach 5,000. But why trees? 

  • Trees improve our air by absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide.
  • Trees capture rainwater and reduce the risk of floods and landslides.  One tree can intercept more than 15,000 liters of water each year.
  • Trees are home to hundreds of species including insects, fungi, moss, mammals and plants. Forest creatures would be left without a home with no trees.
  • Trees help provide jobs, from arborists to loggers to researchers.
  • Trees help reduce stress and anxiety. Hospital patients who have trees in their view recover faster than those without the same view.
  • Trees improve our climate by storing harmful greenhouse gases, which helps cool the planet.

Trees provide many uses and help improve our air, water, biodiversity, communities, health and climate. For these reasons, we will continue this important effort and take pride in Planting it Forward!

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WE USE RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND ARE WORKING FROM HOME

As of January 2020, our employees have been encouraged to work from home for a targeted number of days to help reduce carbon emissions when commuting to work. Walking to work and car sharing is also strongly encouraged. We also aim to reduce the number of flights we make for business purposes by 10% - utilising video conference calling wherever possible instead.

  • We are using renewable energy sources at our UK Head Office in Solihull
  • Working from home has been introduced for all UK employees!
  • Reducing flights in 2020

 

We would like to thank you for your help in getting us this far and as we continue to work together.