How Cummins Is Emphasizing Environmental Sustainability in Its Manufacturing Sites

At Cummins, we view sustainability as a key to our success. Cummins Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger gave an interview recently where he talked about how environmental sustainability benefits Cummins. “From our point of view, emphasizing environmental sustainability is the right thing to do, but we also think it is good business,” said Linebarger.

“There’s no question that our focus on environmental innovation and leadership has caused our company to grow, to become more profitable and to increase our appeal with big companies that would like to partner with us because of our leading technologies. At our own facilities, we’ve installed environmentally sustainable technologies that offer a win-win: less environmental impact and cost-reduction benefits.”

Click here to read a blog post on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s website about Cummins’ Seymour Engine Plant and Technical Center in Seymour, Indiana.  This plant is the latest company facility to earn certification to ISO 50001 international energy management standards. By the end of 2017, Cummins had certification for 26 manufacturing sites toward its goal of 40 by 2020.

Linebarger also believes our energy-efficiency and sustainability efforts help the company attract and retain talented and passionate employees.

“Lastly, sustainability brings employee engagement benefits. People want to join a company that is engaged in solving the biggest problem of our time, and so when Cummins says “we are in,” that makes potential hires more interested in us and makes employees more attached to the company because they’re working for something important. This translates into more thinking, more innovation and more energy from our employees.”

Cummins Inc.

A Global Power Leader

Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters and diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW as well as related components and technology.

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