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2019 | Sustainability Report
Caterpillar's Environmental,
Social and Governance Approach

Fuel Economy
& Emissions

SASB Code: RT-IG-410a.1 through 4

Caterpillar is focused on energy and emissions reduction in our own business, and helping customers decrease their carbon footprints through machinery and power solutions that contribute to lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Supported by our Enterprise Technology Strategy, research and development focus areas include high-efficiency energy conversion and electrification, working to increase power density, expand the use of alternative fuels, maximize efficiency of power systems and introduce more electrification into our product lines.

We are developing a range of equipment that includes internal combustion engines, hybrids and fully electric systems that help customers around the world meet their business goals for power utilization and owning and operating costs.

We provide U.S. EPA Tier 4/EU Stage IV, EU Stage V or equivalent products in North American, European and Japanese markets. U.S. EPA Tier 4 emissions standards (as well as EU Stage IIIB & Stage IV emissions regulations) provide a 90% reduction in emissions (NOx and particulate matter) when compared to Tier 3 standards. Customers in all segments express increased interest in cost-saving benefits of more fuel-efficient and fuel-flexible products. Modular offerings within our product lines allow customization of equipment to provide the optimal mix of technology, emissions profile and cost that best suit customer needs.

Caterpillar Job Site Solutions (JSS) helps customers realize savings through reduced operator and repair needs, as well as decreased fuel use and associated emissions. We collaborate with dealers and customers to deliver customized solutions that help optimize energy use and provide training for operators on how to use our equipment more efficiently. Other advanced technologies, such as autonomous and automation capabilities, connectivity and power conversion systems, further increase efficiency and lower customers’ total cost of ownership.

As a large company in the heavy equipment industry, we have the potential to drive improvements in machine emissions and safety. Caterpillar participates in industry organizations to educate and inform regulatory bodies, policymakers, NGOs and the general public. Along with other manufacturers, we regularly engage in research with and provide data to regulators to help them make informed decisions.

Systems Optimization Goal

Increase managed fleet hours by 100% from 2013 to 2020.9

510% Caterpillar Job Site Solutions (JSS) helps customers realize savings through reduced operator and repair needs, as well as decreased fuel use and associated emissions. Demand from our customers continues to grow for solutions provided by our JSS team working together with our Cat® dealers.

Fleet Hours

Bar chart showing Caterpillar's fleet ours from 2016 to 2019 and our goal for 2020.

Fleet Hours

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Goal
98% 124% 280% 510% 100%

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