Cummins Inc. announced that it is ranked #64 among the 500 largest public companies in the United States in Newsweek’s 2012 Green Rankings of businesses. Cummins is ranked #1 among industrial companies.
“This recognition by Newsweek demonstrates Cummins commitment to a key element of our corporate mission – demanding that everything we do leads to a cleaner, healthier, safer environment,” says John Wall, vice president and chief technical officer, Cummins Inc.
“Cummins is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to improve the environment and the communities where we live and work, while producing industry-leading products for our customers. Environmental stewardship is a real and important component of business leadership.”
Cummins says its high rankings can likely be attributed to a number of industry-leading processes and measures it has in place:
- Technology leadership in product emissions standards
- Continued improvements in reducing the environmental footprint of its facilities
- Setting a second, aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal from 2005 – 2015
- A multi-pronged water management strategy that blends conservation, risk management and community involvement
- Efforts to improve global environmental conditions where it operates through its corporate responsibility focus
- Voluntarily reporting through the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) since 2006 along with the new CDP Water Project in 2012
The Newsweek methodology compares the actual environmental footprints, management (policies, programs, initiatives, controversies) and reporting practices of big companies.