2015 Sustainability Report



Focus Area




Revitalizing a Culture of Safety

As we work to reduce our enterprise Recordable Injury Frequency (RIF), there are countless large and small steps we have taken as demonstrated by our progress to date.

We are dedicated to the safety of everyone at Caterpillar, including our extended team of contractors, dealers, suppliers and customers. Our commitment to safety begins with the engineering of our products and manufacturing processes, and extends to operator training, job site solutions and the workplace cultures that guide the way we work.

Caterpillar’s Health & Safety professionals play a key role in providing expertise and support to Caterpillar operations around the world. Caterpillar Safety Services supports enterprise facilities, dealers, suppliers and customers by leveraging cultural assessment tools, guiding continuous improvement processes, providing technology to see and mitigate risk and sharing a wealth of free, industry-specific safety resources. The cat.com/safety site provides access to a wide range of interactive online training courses for safety, health and the environment – in full support of our vision: Safely home. Everyone. Every day.™

From 2014 to 2015, we continued to build upon a trend toward world-class performance in safety with a 17 percent reduction in Recordable Injury Frequency (RIF) and a 13 percent reduction in Lost-Time Case Frequency Rate (LTCFR).

Caterpillar’s risk assessment process brings a global focus to safety and ergonomic risk and has resulted in the reduction of risks for thousands of work elements further driving the reduction in ergonomic and other injuries. Initiatives at many of our locations continue to drive our safety results.

Recordable injury Frequency (RIF)

Recordable injuries per 200,000 hours worked

We have improved our Recordable Injury Frequency rate by 90.5 percent from our 2003 base year and 17 percent from our last reporting period.

Lost-Time Case Frequency Rate (LTCFR)

Work-related injuries resulting in lost time per 200,000 hours worked

We have improved our Lost-Time Case Frequency Rate by 93 percent from our 2003 base year and 13 percent from our last reporting period.