Cummins releases 2010-11 Sustainability Report

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Cummins Inc. 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 keeping with the company’s international growth, 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 includes Cummins’ 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; and
• 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.