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Cummins Sets Sites on Lower Carbon Emissions

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Cummins has added two new environmental sustainability goals for its products in-use and the logistics of the company’s managed freight.

These new goals, both of which target carbon dioxide emissions, are part of a broader effort by Cummins to reduce its environmental footprint. Last year, the company announced its first comprehensive Global Environmental Sustainability Plan that included goals for water, waste and energy use in Cummins facilities and operations.

The company is making an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by partnering with customers to improve the fuel efficiency of its products in-use, the largest part of the company’s carbon dioxide emissions footprint, according to a news release.

As part of this year’s commitment, Cummins has pledged by 2020 to reach an annual reduction of 3.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, which equates to 350 million gallons of fuel.

“With millions of engines and generators in service around the world, there’s no question in my mind that Cummins has the global reach to make a difference for the environment,” said Brian Mormino, Cummins executive director of worldwide environmental strategy and compliance.

By the end of 2020, Cummins expects to reach 20 percent of its customers, amounting to 1.6 billion gallons of fuel, $6 billon and more than 15 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.

Cummins also is pledging to reduce carbon dioxide per kilogram of goods moved by 10 percent by 2020 through a new supply chain strategy.

As part of its strategy, Cummins has adopted a global transportation management system to improve the speed and efficiency of goods moved and to improve end-to-end visibility to manage the process.

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