Caterpillar Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) for the ninth straight year and has retained its Sustainable Asset Management (SAM) Gold Class position in the Industrial Engineering sector.
Launched in 1999, the annual DJSI process involves a thorough analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance and citizenship, risk management, climate strategy, standards for suppliers, product stewardship and occupational health and safety.
“As Caterpillar continues on its sustainability journey, our ongoing inclusion on the DJSI exemplifies our progress in aligning our sustainability efforts with our business strategy,” said Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar group president.
A key focus for Caterpillar over the past year has been progress toward 2020 goals for products, services and solutions, as well as operations. Caterpillar continues to look for opportunities to improve efficiencies in operations and products and services offerings, increase recycling and remanufacturing, as well as increasing life cycle value throughout its product line.
“Our employees, dealers and suppliers continue to work together to help our customers achieve improvements in material and energy efficiency, emissions reductions and job site safety,” said Oberhelman. “At the same time, energy efficiency continues to be a key focus in our facilities; and we continually challenge ourselves to find innovative ways that will increase efficiency while reducing emissions.”