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Caterpillar 2016 Sustainability Report | Letter from Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby

Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby highlights examples of how we’re building better through natural infrastructure, circular economy practices and energy access, as well as our sustainability practices within the company.

Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby highlights examples of how we’re building better through natural infrastructure, circular economy practices and energy access, as well as our sustainability practices within the company. 

For more than 90 years, caterpillar has been building better: better lives, better communities and, ultimately, a better world. Our customers use our equipment to develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets that improve living standards and make sustainable progress possible around the world.

Mercedes-Benz Models With Environmental Certificates

"We strive to develop products that are highly responsible to the environment in their respective market segments – this is the second Environmental Guideline of the Daimler Group.“

Its realisation requires incorporating environmental protection into products from the very start. Ensuring that this happens is the task of environmentally compatible product development. It follows the principle “Design for Environment” (DfE) to develop comprehensive vehicle concepts. The aim is to improve environmental performance in objectively measurable terms and, at the same time, to meet the demands of the growing number of customers with an eye for environmental issues.

Water's New Normal

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Cindy Wallis-Lage, President of Black & Veatch’s water business, discusses the importance of industry collaboration for more sustainable water systems. Adapting to climate change, exploring integrated planning and engaging with ratepayers are just some of the ways water leaders are evolving in their "new normal."

Arrow Electronics Establishes Innovation Prize At Collegiate Inventors Competition

A $50,000 grant from Arrow Electronics will fund the new Arrow Innovation Prize at the Collegiate Inventors Competition®

This summer, a panel of judges from Arrow will select a student team participating in the competition to be awarded the Arrow Innovation Prize. This exclusive prize advances the selected team to the final round of judging at the November competition held at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) headquarters in Alexandria, Va. The Arrow Innovation Prize includes an all-expenses-paid trip and private networking opportunity for the student team with a group of innovators from Arrow.

Trane Announces Significant Advancements in Chiller Technology to Help European Building Owners Achieve Sustainability Goals

Trane now offers the broadest chiller portfolio with the choice of a next-generation, near-zero global warming potential refrigerant available in the European market today
Press Release

Brussels, June 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, announced today its entire European portfolio of water-cooled XStream™ and air-cooled Sintesis™ chillers is now available to purchase with Honeywell Solstice® ze (R-1234ze), a next-generation refrigerant with near-zero global warming potential (GWP).

Arrow Electronics Sponsors Student-led Formula-E Electric Race Car Projects in Norway, Germany


In Europe, Arrow is working with universities that are participating in Formula Student, a global automotive engineering competition. Some 3,500 students across Europe participate in the program each year, producing more than 100 custom vehicles. Arrow sponsors the Formula-E Race Car Projects in Norway and Germany.

2017 Environmental Leader Conference Honors Ingersoll Rand with Awards for Product Innovation and Energy Management Leadership

Press Release

DAVIDSON, N.C., June 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Ingersoll Rand®, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, won an Environmental Leader Product Award for its Ingersoll Rand Next Generation R-Series line of compressors at the Environmental Leader Conference in Denver, Colorado on June 6, 2017. Deborah Kalish, program manager for Ingersoll Rand, also received an Energy Manager Today 50 award at the conference.

De Beers Group’s Forevermark Brand Inscribes Its Two Millionth Diamond

De Beers Group’s Forevermark brand has reached a major milestone – it has inscribed its two millionth diamond.

The diamond was mined, cut and polished in Namibia by Ankit Gems Namibia and inscribed at the Forevermark Diamond Institute in Surat, India. It will be set in a piece of jewellery at the Forevermark Design and Innovation Centre in Milan, Italy.

It is a 3.48 carat round brilliant and will bear the inscription of ‘2,000,000’. Each Forevermark diamond is inscribed with the Forevermark icon and a unique identification number.

Xylem’s Ozone Treatment Provides Cleaner Water in Vietnam


The Vietnamese government has ambitious goals for providing cleaner drinking water to its citizens. With Xylem’s ozone treatment technology now installed at a plant in Ho Chi Minh City, 1.5 million people have access to cleaner water. Learn more about how the new ozone system works.

Goals: safe drinking water and better treatment

Infection Prevention: The New Standard of Clean

By: Jeff Paulson

Professional cleaning isn’t just about cleaning restrooms and mopping floors anymore; today’s Environmental Services teams must focus on preventing the spread of illness and infection.


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