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Green Supply Chain Principles
             

Demanding that everything we do leads to a cleaner, healthier, safer environment has been part of Cummins Mission statement for many years. In practice, it means the Company is unwavering in our commitment to produce the cleanest products in the world and reduce the Company’s environmental footprint in every facet of our business. Not only is this good for the environment, but it is good for our business by saving money on our own energy costs. Cummins and our customers benefit through our collective efforts to achieve greater fuel efficiency.

Cummins wanted to take our commitment to sustainability a step further by developing the Green Supply Chain Principles. These principles further expand Cummins tenets on environmental stewardship. As we developed them, we started with our own climate change principles and environmental management policy as guides. There is nothing we are asking of our suppliers that we are not doing ourselves, and we are confident the advances our suppliers make will only further our own sustainability journey.

We look forward to working with our suppliers as together we work for a cleaner, healthier safer environment.

Cummins Green Supply Chain Principles
Cummins Inc.’s commitment to sustainability is evident in our initiatives to promote social, financial and environmental sustainability. The Company also understands that our efforts are best supported when our suppliers – who have an impact on our products and services – share a similar commitment. In short, we cannot do it alone. That is especially true of our obligation to create a cleaner, healthier, safer environment.

At the very least, Cummins’ suppliers must comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations in areas where they do business. In addition, suppliers must adhere to Cummins’ Prohibited and Restricted Materials standards as well as provide required documentation, e.g. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

Cummins also expects suppliers to understand the Cummins Green Supply Chain Principles below and define, implement, maintain and communicate their own plans to meet or exceed these standards through an environmental policy.

The Principles

  • Create mutual environmental improvements by committing to collaborate with Cummins concerning achievements, trends, and possibilities towards environmental sustainability.
  • Reduce environmental impact of all products, processes and materials.
    • Reduce environmental impact over the full life cycle of all products, processes, and materials by measuring, setting reduction goals and monitoring progress.
    • Develop products and processes that are less harmful to the environment.
  • Minimize adverse environmental impact on air, land, and water.
    • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions in production, logistics and other processes, by establishing a baseline, setting reduction goals and monitoring progress.
    • Minimize and properly manage waste.
    • Minimize water consumption and water-related risks.
  • Minimize the consumption of natural resources, raw materials, and fossil fuel inputs.
    • Promote recycling and evaluate the potential to use recycled or used materials when they are available.
    • Design and deliver to all customers, including Cummins, the most sustainable packaging by assessing its quality and cost over the full life cycle.

As Cummins desires to co-operate and collaborate with its suppliers, our supply base should make a similar commitment to work with its suppliers to create a process through which environmental improvements and achievements can be shared upstream and downstream.

For questions regarding compliance with these principles, please contact supplier.compliance@cummins.com. Please do not send solicitations for business to this email address.

Committed, Sustainable
Cummins is proud of its environmental commitments and sustainability achievements.



Helpful Resources
We have compiled a list of resources to provide some guidance in complying with the Green Supply Chain Principles.