A key element of Caterpillar’s sustainability strategy is engagement with stakeholders. We engage across a range of topics and issues as well as within functional areas. The Caterpillar Sustainability Steering Committee provides guidance and support for our internal sustainability initiatives. This group is comprised of leaders from a number of business units particularly focused on responsibilities that cross multiple divisions.
Stakeholder engagement is also managed through our various business units. For example, sustainability is considered in interactions with our investors managed by our Investor Relations team, with suppliers through our Purchasing teams, and with customers through our Customer Services team. We communicate with and obtain feedback from stakeholders through a variety of means, including surveys, in-person interactions, trade organizations and others. These stakeholder communications and results are demonstrated throughout this 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. The company’s affiliations include:
The Caterpillar Foundation invests with many organizations, including those below, to support programs that are focused on lifting people out of poverty and placing them on the path to prosperity: