Caterpillar named to USA’s inaugural list of America’s Climate Leaders 2023

Caterpillar is proud to be recognized by USA as one of America’s Climate leaders for 2023. The inaugural list recognizes companies that cut their carbon footprint in recent years.

“Caterpillar has a long-standing commitment to sustainability,” states Chief Sustainability Officer Dr. Lou Balmer-Millar. “As we support our customers in their sustainability journey, we remain focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions within our own operations. We appreciate this recognition of our progress.”

USA Today reviewed companies headquartered in the United States that achieved the greatest reduction in their emissions intensity – Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions relative to revenue – between 2019 and 2021. 

Caterpillar announced our first sustainability goals in 2006 and refined them in 2013 to include a 50% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions intensity from 2006 to 2020. A 51% reduction was achieved against this goal.​ In 2021, seven new sustainability goals were established for 2030. Among them is a goal to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 30% between 2018 and 2030.​ The 2022 Sustainability Report announced a 33% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions from 2018.