Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Caterpillar doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 25

Caterpillar has a DitchCarbon Score of 25 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability measures. This score suggests a high carbon intensity relative to industry benchmarks. The company may need to implement more effective strategies to reduce its carbon footprint and improve its sustainability efforts.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Caterpillar is a company in the industrial manufacturing sector, which has a carbon intensity ranking of low. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Caterpillar operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its overall carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 16.29% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1925 and headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, Caterpillar Inc. operates within the industrial manufacturing sector. As a global leader, the company specializes in the production of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar has established a legacy of innovation and service, supporting infrastructure and natural resource development across the world.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Caterpillar

Caterpillar should enhance its monitoring and reporting systems to better track progress and identify additional opportunities for reducing its Scope 2 emissions, which could potentially lower its emissions by 25%.

Good news, Caterpillar has embraced SBTi commitments for sustainability

Caterpillar has pledged to set science-based emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This commitment involves aligning their carbon reduction strategies with the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming.

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