Cummins Inc. has received a 91 out of 100 score on greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction from the CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project. The company also made the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and was recognized for the strides it has made in decreasing energy use.
"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.
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 its reduction and response strategies.
The company received two other honors during September for its environmental sustainability initiatives.
Cummins was again named to the Dow Jones World and North American lists of the most sustainable companies. Cummins made the World list of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for a ninth consecutive year and its North American list for a 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. DJSI said 333 companies made the world list in 2013, including 39 additions and 47 deletions. The Dow Jones indices were also based on 2012 data. More than 3,000 companies were invited to report on their sustainability efforts.
Cummins was also honored for exceeding its goal of a 25 percent reduction in energy intensity (energy use adjusted for sales) 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, Cummins has reduced its energy intensity by nearly 40 percent.