2015 Sustainability Report



Caterpillar Inc., our subsidiaries and the Caterpillar Foundation work with diverse organizations in order to advance economic, environmental and social issues and share best practices across industries. Our affiliations and investments include:

Business Council for
Sustainable Energy

Solar Turbines is a member of the Board of Directors of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, which promotes clean energy technologies as solutions to economic, environmental and energy security challenges.

Business Roundtable

Caterpillar is a member of the Business Roundtable, which supports sustainable development through its member companies in addressing a vast range of environmental, social and economic issues to help ensure a sustainable future. Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar’s Chairman and CEO, is the current Chairman of the Business Roundtable.

Canada’s Oil Sands
Innovation Alliance

Caterpillar is an associate member of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), an alliance of oil sands producers focused on accelerating the pace of improvement in environmental performance in Canada’s oil sands through collaborative action and innovation.

Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative

Caterpillar is an active member of the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), which helps companies make informed choices about conflict minerals in their supply chains.

Diesel Technology Forum

Caterpillar is a member of the Diesel Technology Forum, a leading resource and educator on the importance and unique value of diesel engines, fuels, equipment and emissions control technology.

Energy Technologies Institute

Caterpillar is a member of the Energy Technologies Institute, a U.K.-based public-private organization focused on projects that create affordable, reliable, clean energy for heat, power and transport.

Industries Council

Caterpillar is one of the founding members and current Chair of the Board of Directors of the Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC), which endeavors to promote the growth of remanufacturing. The RIC works across industry sectors to support the entire remanufacturing industry through a combination of collaboration, education, advocacy and research.

Caterpillar is proud to be included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. We've
been included for 16 years; as sector leader in 2006, 2007,
2008 and 2010; and as industry mover in 2015.

U.S. Green Building Council

Caterpillar is a corporate member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which provides information, tools and training on how to design, build and operate more sustainable buildings. Since 2007, Caterpillar has maintained a policy to build and operate corporate-owned facilities in a sustainable manner.

Woody Biomass Coalition

Caterpillar is a member of the Woody Biomass Coalition, which provides advocacy, education, information and outreach to public and private entities to promote research, development and funding for sustainable woody biomass utilization and markets in the U.S.

World Resources Institute

Caterpillar is represented on the Board of Directors of the World Resources Institute (WRI), an environmental organization that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people’s lives. Caterpillar is also a member of WRI’s Corporate Consultative Group. The Caterpillar Foundation supports the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, which aims to catalyze the development of smart cities, which promote infrastructure development that is economically and environmentally efficient and serves as a model for sustainable development.

The Caterpillar Foundation invests with these organizations, and others, to support programs that alleviate poverty:

  • American Red Cross
  • charity: water
  • Feeding America
  • Global Poverty Project
  • International Youth Foundation
  • Local Initiative Support Corporation
  • ONE Campaign
  • Opportunity International
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • United Nations Foundation
  • United Way
  • Water.org
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