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

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The reporting period is the 2020 calendar year, which is also Caterpillar’s fiscal year. Caterpillar is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, USA.

This report has been prepared in accordance with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Standards. SASB publishes sector-specific reporting standards based on expert input and designed to allow businesses to identify the sustainability issues of highest importance to investors and most relevant in their industry.

We are also working toward a common global purpose with contributions to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Given the breadth of our products, services and solutions, our advocacy on behalf of policies that enable sustainable development, and the Caterpillar Foundation’s effort to build resilient communities, Caterpillar and our customers are helping build a more sustainable future.

Report content represents 100% 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 on our website. Caterpillar’s environmental and safety metrics for operations are consolidated based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol “operational control” approach. Environmental data includes all manufacturing and office facilities with more than 500 employees. Safety data includes employees in all workplaces within Caterpillar’s reporting boundary.

ERM Certification and Verification Services (ERM CVS) has conducted independent assurance of selected 2020 environmental and safety data. To understand the scope, activities and conclusions of the assurance process, please see the ERM CVS Assurance Statement.

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