About This Report

Our sustainability practices focus on ways to maximize the life cycle benefits of our products while minimizing the economic, social and environmental costs of ownership for Caterpillar customers. Our most recent results are reflected here and build on the themes and results described in our 2017 report. The reporting period is the 2018 calendar year, which is also Caterpillar’s fiscal year.

This report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core option. A GRI Index is available here.

Report content represents 100 percent of the products and operations of Caterpillar Inc. and its subsidiaries where we have a controlling financial interest. Where noted, Caterpillar’s independent dealer network and supplier network are also represented. Caterpillar and subsidiary brands are listed here.

Caterpillar’s environmental and safety metrics for operations are consolidated based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol “operational control” approach. Caterpillar is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, USA. Contact us here.

ERM Certification and Verification Services (ERM CVS) has conducted independent assurance of selected 2018 environmental and safety data. To understand the scope, activities and conclusions of the assurance process, please see the ERM CVS Assurance Statement here.

Environmental data includes all manufacturing and office facilities with more than 500 employees. Safety data includes employees in all manufacturing and office facilities within Caterpillar’s reporting boundary.