Chrysler honors Cummins’ sustainability efforts

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Chrysler Group recognized Cummins Inc. as the 2012 Sustainability Supplier of the Year during the company’s 2012 Annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards Ceremony on June 6 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Of the 12 awards given to top suppliers, Supplier of the Year was awarded to Cummins in the category of Sustainability.

Nominations were based on significance to environmental, social and economic sustainability; impact of the contribution; innovation and originality; and transferability across or within supply chain.

“Being selected as the Sustainability Supplier of the Year is a significant honor and great recognition for all the hard work we have done at Cummins to ensure sustainability,” says Ric Kleine, vice president – MidRange On-Highway Business. “At Cummins, we believe that sustainability drives business success.”

Cummins is committed to reducing the company’s environmental footprint as part of its corporate responsibility value to serve and improve the communities in which it operates because building stronger communities ultimately will result in stronger markets for its products.

“We selected Cummins for the breadth and depth of its sustainability program, which covers all three areas of the ‘triple bottom line’ – people, planet and profit,” says Greg Rose, Chrysler Group director of sustainability, environment, health and safety. “In addition to reducing its environmental footprint, Cummins is highly adept at involving its employees in public-service environmental projects. Its management and employees should be very proud of their accomplishments.”