Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced the release of its 2010-11 Sustainability Report, which focuses on the Company’s efforts to build cleaner products and reduce the size of its own environmental footprint.
In addition, the Company has updated its Sustainability Web site with all new stories on everything from Cummins’ environmental and community involvement efforts to its plans for growth in Africa and its initiatives to develop the next generation of Company leaders. The site includes videos on a variety of sustainability topics.
In keeping with the Company’s international growth, this year’s report is the most global Cummins has produced. The report includes stories on initiatives in Africa, Brazil, China, India, the United States and Australia as well as additional content and photos from the United Kingdom, Mexico and Romania. This year’s report devotes almost twice-as-much coverage to the Company’s environmental initiatives compared to last year, including Cummins’ successful effort to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent between 2006 and 2010 as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leaders Program.
The 2010-11 report’s cover story is about Cummins ReCon business and the high-tech ways it keeps parts and engines out of landfills and on the road longer. Other stories explore Cummins China’s efforts to help that country reach its environmental goals, the growing interest in the Company’s natural gas powered engines and generator systems and the increasing number of buildings at Cummins with “green” features.
The report highlights a number of community involvement initiatives by Cummins employees, including:
- The many efforts by Cummins Brazil to help its neighbors in Guarulhos.
- Multiple initiatives to bring power to remote villages around the world.
- A project to clean one of China’s largest freshwater lakes.
As part of the Company’s 2nd annual Environmental Challenge, Cummins employees tackled projects ranging from feeding the hungry in Minneapolis through straw bale gardening to building an outdoor classroom for students in Stamford in the United Kingdom, to working with children who have hearing and speaking disabilities in Craiova, Romania.
Cummins has a broad definition of sustainability, including not only environmental responsibility and community involvement but also governance, risk management, leadership development and financial success.
That approach is reflected in the broad array of stories included in the Sustainability Report. However, to minimize the report’s environmental footprint, the Company prints a limited number of reports. Anyone interested in the report is urged to first go to the Web site where they will also find videos and other features on Cummins’ sustainability story.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins employs approximately 40,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,000 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.0 billion on sales of $13.2 billion in 2010. Press releases can be found on the Web at http://cummins.com.