Caterpillar named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

By WEEK Reporter

Caterpillar named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

September 27, 2012 Updated Sep 27, 2012 at 10:06 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- Caterpillar announced Thursday that it has been named to the 2012-2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI).

According to Cat, this is the twelfth straight year that Caterpillar has been recognized as a sustainability leader in the Industrial Engineering sector.

Launched in 1999, the annual DJSI process involves a thorough analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance factors, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, product stewardship, innovation, climate and energy strategy, supply chain and labor practices.

"We are laser focused on our customers, and our customers are focused on sustainability. Our inclusion on the DJSI for the twelfth consecutive year confirms that we are making sustainable progress possible," said Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar Chairman and CEO.

"As I talk with customers, they consistently tell me that sustainability is one of their major concerns," continued Oberhelman. "And that's why we strive to provide more sustainable solutions for our customers."

Caterpillar's sustainability reports can be viewed on the company's website at www.caterpillar.com.