Sustainability at Caterpillar


A world in which all people’s basic needs – such as shelter, clean water, sanitation, food and reliable power – are fulfilled in a sustainable way and a company that improves the quality of the environment and the communities where we live and work.


Enable economic growth through infrastructure and energy development and provide solutions that support communities and protect the planet.

Sustainability Principles

  • Prevent Waste
    (Improve Safety, Efficiency and Productivity)
  • Improve Quality
    (Team, Community, Environment and Operations)
  • Develop Better Systems


  • We provide work environments, products, services and solutions that make safe, productive and efficient use of resources as we strive to achieve our vision.
  • We apply innovation and technology to improve the sustainability performance of Caterpillar’s products, services, solutions and operations.
  • We believe sustainable progress is made possible by developing better systems that maximize life cycle benefits, while also minimizing the economic, social and environmental costs of ownership, as reflected in our sustainability principles.
  • We are executing our strategy by working to meet our aspirational sustainability goals.