Cummins has announced what it calls “bold new environmental sustainability goals” for 2030, and some environmental “longer-term aspirations” to 2050.
CEO Tom Linebarger said the company’s PLANET 2050 strategy includes science-based goals for products and facilities in 2030 aligned to the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – but that it is also a “business imperative”. The goals address emissions and more sustainable use of resources. By 2030 Cummins, which has a substantial engine reman operation, wants to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from facilities and operations by 50% and cut ‘absolute lifetime’ GHG emissions from new products by 25%. It says it will also partner with customers to reduce GHG emissions from products in the field by 55 million metric tonnes. It also wants to create a circular lifecycle plan for every part “to use less, use better, use again”, as well as reducing waste and water consumption, and recycling plastic. Cummins says it will report on progress in its annual Sustainability Progress Report.