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2020 Sustainability Report Caterpillar’s Environmental,
Social and Governance Approach

Introducing 2030 Goals

Caterpillar has a long-standing commitment to sustainability, with our history of sustainable innovation spanning more than 95 years. We share the concerns of governments and the public about the risks of climate change and support global efforts to mitigate its impact. We are committed to further reducing Caterpillar’s greenhouse gas emissions while helping our customers meet their climate-related objectives. We are supporting our customers during the energy transition to a lower-carbon future through investments in new products, technologies and services. We are announcing seven new sustainability goals to achieve by 2030, including five climate- and environmental-related goals and two focused on employee and customer safety.

Operations Energy & Emissions

SASB TopicClimate- and Environmental-related Goal

We have set a science-based Scope 1 and 2 goal to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from our operations by 30% from 2018 to 2030.

Operations Water

Climate- and Environmental-related Goal

Implement water management strategies at 100% of facilities located in water high-risk areas by 2030.

Operations Waste

Climate- and Environmental-related Goal

Reduce landfill intensity by
50% from 2018 to 2030.

Customer Safety

Provide leadership in the safety of people who work in, on and around our products.

Product Emissions &
Energy Efficiency

SASB TopicClimate- and Environmental-related Goal

100% of Caterpillar’s new products through 2030 will be more sustainable than the previous generation through collaborating with customers, reduced waste, improved design for rebuild/remanufacturing, lower emissions or improved efficiency.


SASB TopicClimate- and Environmental-related Goal

Increase sales and revenues from remanufacturing offerings by 25%
from 2018 to 2030.

Employee Health & Safety

SASB Topic

We aspire to prevent all injuries and will further our industry-leading safety results by reducing Recordable Injury Frequency (RIF) by 50% from 2018 to 2030.

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