Building Better

For more than 90 years, Caterpillar’s business has been about building better — better lives, better communities and, ultimately, a better world. Our customers rely on Caterpillar products — construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives — around the world in order to advance sustainable progress and improve living standards. This commitment to better extends to our own organization where we strive to be a model for environmental stewardship and social responsibility. Here are a few of the ways we are building better today.

Back to Nature

Say “infrastructure” and most people see images of rebar and concrete. But what about clean water, healthy soil and fertile land? This “natural infrastructure” is a critical part of our vision for a more sustainable world. From job sites to public forums, we’re working to make natural infrastructure restoration a reality and a priority.

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Everything Old…
Is Bright Yellow Again

Our leadership in remanufacturing component parts and rebuilding entire machines is a win-win for our customers and the environment. It’s also a perfect demonstration of the circular economy at work.

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Making Gender a Priority

Caterpillar knows the important role talent plays in building a better tomorrow, so we set off on an intentional journey to focus on diversity and inclusion from a new angle — by increasing the number of women in our workforce and as leaders. The more diverse our global team, the better positioned we are to meet the needs of our customers today and in the future.

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Out of the Dark

From charging phones to powering vehicles, electricity is something most of us take for granted. Yet, 1.2 billion people — about 16 percent of the global population — still lack access to electricity. That problem compounds others, making sustained economic and social development nearly impossible. Caterpillar technology can help solve
that situation.

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Our dedication to building better is stronger than ever. Caterpillar, our customers and dealers are investing to help address the world’s persistent challenges, such as resource and energy scarcity, poor sanitation, unsafe water and poverty. Read our 2016 Sustainability Report for more information about sustainability throughout the Caterpillar enterprise.

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