COLUMBUS, IND. – Cummins announced today its two new environmental sustainability goals, for its products in-use and the logistics of the company’s managed freight.
The company claims the goals are a part of a broader effort for Cummins to reduce its environmental footprint.
Last year Cummins announced under its Global Environment Sustainability Plan, its goals for water, waste and energy use in Cummins facilities and operations. Cummins’ mission demands that everything the company does leads to a cleaner, healthier, safer environment. The company is making a difference by reducing carbon dioxide emissions by partnering with customers to improve the fuel efficiency of its products in-use, the largest part of Cummins CO2 footprint.
This year, Cummins is pledging that by 2020 to reach an annual reduction of 3.5 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), which equates to 350 million gallons of fuel.
“With millions of engines and generators in service around the world, there’s no question in my mind that Cummins has the global reach to make a difference for the environment,” said Brian Mormino, executive director worldwide environmental strategy and compliance, Cummins Inc.
The company says it expects to reach 20% of its customers, saving them 1.6 billion gallons of fuel and more than 15 million metric tones of CO2.
In addition to products in-use fuel efficiency, Cummins is also pledging to use the most efficient methods to move goods across the Cummins network to reduce CO2 per kilogram of goods moved by 10 percent by 2020.
“We view our environmental sustainability plan as a process of continuous improvement,” said Mormino. “Cummins will continue to develop more strategies as our efforts mature and set new goals after we meet existing targets. Our company is currently focusing on environmental strategies for new products and supplier engagement and will talk more about that as those plans are finalized.”
Cummins’ Sustainability Report will be published May 12, 2015, with more details on its progress to become a greener company.