Caterpillar Publicizes New 2030 Sustainability Objectives and Studies Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Progress

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) shows how it continues to help its customers build a better, more sustainable world in its 2020 Sustainability Report released today. The report not only highlights the company’s progress through 2020, but also introduces Caterpillar’s new sustainability goals to be met by 2030.

“Caterpillar is well positioned to continue to improve the quality of the environment and communities by helping our customers meet basic society needs such as housing, clean water, education and reliable energy in a sustainable manner,” said the Chairman and CEO from Caterpillar Jim Umpleby. “We show our commitment to a lower carbon future in many ways, including our significant advances in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our operations and our continued investment in new products, technologies and services that help customers achieve their climate.” related goals in building a better, more sustainable world. ”

Caterpillar’s seven new sustainability goals for 2030 will improve the company’s performance and impact, and focus on ESG issues within its operations and product stewardship to support its customers’ sustainability goals. Five focus on the climate and the environment, two on the safety of employees and customers.

  • Employee Health and Safety: We are committed to preventing all injuries and improving our industry-leading safety scores by reducing Reportable Injury Frequency (RIF) by 50% from 2018 to 2030.
  • Operations Energy & Emissions: We have set ourselves a scientifically sound target for Scope 1 and 2 to reduce the absolute greenhouse gas emissions from our operations by 30% between 2018 and 2030.
  • Operation water: Implementation of water management strategies in 100% of the facilities in areas with high water risk by 2030.
  • Operational waste: Reduce landfill intensity by 50% from 2018 to 2030.
  • Product Emissions and Energy Efficiency: 100% of Caterpillar’s new products will be more sustainable than the previous generation by 2030 by working with customers, reducing waste, improving rebuild / remanufacturing design, lowering emissions or improving efficiency.
  • Remanufacturing: Increase sales and revenue from remanufacturing offerings by 25% from 2018 to 2030.
  • Customer Safety: Provide a leadership role in the safety of those who work in, on and around our products.

The 2020 Sustainability Report, prepared in accordance with the criteria of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), highlights how Caterpillar brings value to its customers by developing innovative products and services to help them achieve their ESG goals . If we go beyond our 2020 targets, the report highlights progress, including:

  • Reduce Reportable Injury Frequency (RIF) by 93% since 2003, including achieving the best reportable breach safety performance for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020) while delivering essential products and services;
  • Reduction of absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 51% compared to 2006;
  • Reduction in absolute water consumption by 43% compared to the 2006 baseline; and
  • 33% of the total annual electrical energy requirement is obtained from alternative and renewable sources.

The Caterpillar 2020 Annual Report is also available. It shows how the company’s corporate strategy for long-term profitable growth has positioned its team to deliver the essential products and services that enable its customers to support a world in need. You can read both reports at https://reports.caterpillar.com/.

About Caterpillar

With 2020 sales and sales of $ 41.7 billionCaterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. We have been driving sustainable progress since 1925 and helping customers build a better world through innovative products and services. During the entire product life cycle, we offer services based on the latest technology and decades of product expertise. These products and services, supported by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value in helping our customers succeed. We operate on every continent, mainly in three main segments – construction, raw materials, and energy and transportation – and offer financing and related services through our Financial Products segment. Visit us at Caterpillar.com or join the conversation on our social media channels at Caterpillar.com/social-media.

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