DAILY NEWS Oct 25, 2012 10:46 AM - 0 comments

Cummins gets Newsweek first place ranking for green processes and procedures

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By: Julia Kuzeljevich

COLUMBUS, Ind.-- Engine maker Cummins Inc. announced it has been ranked #1 among industrial companies in the US in Newsweek’s 2012 Green Rankings of businesses.

The Newsweek methodology compares environmental footprints, management (policies, programs, initiatives, controversies) and reporting practices of big companies. Newsweek teamed with environmental research providers, Trucost and Sustainalytics, to gather and analyze the data, said a release.

“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,” said 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,” said Wall.

Cummins said it attributes its high ranking to the following procedures and measures:

• 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

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