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

Diversity & Inclusion

At Caterpillar, we value diverse perspectives and strive to ensure our global team reflects the many communities and customers we serve around the world.

Caterpillar is committed to creating a workplace where everyone can succeed. We are making strides in hiring diverse talent and creating programs that foster an inclusive environment and fuel innovation. We want our employees to feel that they belong, are heard, valued and appreciated. We are accelerating our efforts to improve diversity at every level of our business to create positive and sustainable progress.

Highlights from 2020

  • We remain focused on increasing female representation. We are prioritizing roles in technical fields such as logistics, procurement, digital and information technology. In India, we tailored recruiting campaigns and on-site benefits to attract female employees. In China, we continue to invest in programs that encourage women to pursue engineering, management and leadership roles.
  • A growing number of employees participate in our 14 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), which connect employees around an interest or background and promote personal and professional development. ERGs drive collaboration across cultures, genders and abilities and are key to Caterpillar’s inclusive environment.
  • In 2020, Caterpillar joined a coalition of 36 major corporations committed to upskilling, hiring and promoting one million Black Americans over the next 10 years into family-sustaining jobs with opportunities for advancement. The coalition formed OneTen, an organization whose goal is to make meaningful, measureable and lasting impact on racial and economic justice.

As we look forward, we continue to broaden our impact. Different voices and perspectives help us continue to innovate to meet our customers’ evolving needs.

Human Rights

Our Human Rights Policy complements Our Values In Action, and is a commitment that we do not condone and strive to eliminate all forms of forced labor, child labor, and discrimination in the workplace; work to establish safe and healthy working conditions; value diversity as a foundational key to the success of our business strategy; seek to compensate our employees fairly and competitively where they work; and, respect principles of freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. We are committed to respecting fundamental human rights principles throughout our global operations.

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