Cummins receives high marks for reducing greenhouse gases

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Cummins employees search for energy savings as part of the Company's Energy Champions program. The program trains employees to spot opportunities to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Cummins employees search for energy savings as part of the Company’s Energy Champions program. The program trains employees to spot opportunities to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Cummins this month received its best score ever from the CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, for the Company’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.The CDP rating was one of three honors Cummins received in September for its environmental sustainability efforts.

The Company again made the Dow Jones World and North American lists of the most sustainable companies.  And the Department of Energy honored Cummins for exceeding its target of reducing energy intensity — energy use adjusted for sales — at 73 U.S. facilities by 25 percent.

“Cummins is a leader when it comes to the technologies that reduce engine emissions and provide better fuel economy, meeting our Company mission of demanding that everything we do leads to a cleaner, healthier and safer environment,” said Tom Linebarger, Cummins Chairman and CEO.

“At Cummins, we believe that sustainability starts with a strong financial performance, which enables our Company to make the necessary investments to develop the best technology and help our customers succeed,” Linebarger said.

More than 10 years ago, CDP pioneered the only global disclosure system for companies to report their environmental impacts and strategies to investors. This year, Cummins received its best score since it began reporting in 2004 on its GHG emissions and the Company’s reduction and response strategies.

Cummins scored 91 out of 100 on the CDP’s scale. The Company’s previous high score was 87 last year. The international, not-for-profit organization’s rating was based on 2012 data.

The Company also made two of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) – the World (ninth consecutive year) and the North American (seventh consecutive year). Launched in 1999, the DJSI were the first global indices to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide.

Finally, Cummins was recognized Wednesday (Sept. 25, 2013) for exceeding its goal of a 25 percent reduction in energy intensity by 2016 at 73 U.S. facilities including 19 manufacturing plants. The goal, which uses 2005 as a baseline, was set as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge. So far, the Company has reduced energy intensity by nearly 40 percent.

As part of its participation in the program, the Company also identified its Jamestown (N.Y.) Engine Plant as a “showcase” site. The plant is undergoing a four-year, $23.8 million project to improve energy efficiency that includes replacing the 45-year-old plant’s roof and upgrading its heating, cooling and compressed air systems.

Cummins is committed to helping its customers meet the demands of a more sustainable world through innovative solutions to their power needs.

“Sustainability is very important to Cummins and each year we strive to do even better,” said Brian Mormino, Executive Director, Environmental Strategy and Compliance.  “We believe that creating value for all of our stakeholders – from investors to our communities – is integral to the success of our business.”

For more information, check out the full story on our Sustainability website.

To learn more about the Company’s sustainability efforts, go to


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  • Bob Jacobson says:
    September 26, 2013 at 12:06 pm Reply

    Cummins is truly the best! Their commitment to the environment is top class. Well done.

  • Tony Kirk - Fire Chief Athens Alabama says:
    October 2, 2013 at 3:11 pm Reply

    If Cummins is working so hard to reduce the green house gas effects, why is it that Cummins keeps refusing to build a Compressed Natural Gas engine for use in Fire Apparatus. They are available for almost any truck on the road except fire apparatus. Our city have garbage trucks, Birmingham, Alabama has a city fleet of buses, But still no Fire apparatus engines.


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