While Cummins has worked on a wide variety of community initiatives since its inception in 1919, the Company focuses its resources on three global priorities critical to healthy communities: Environment, Education and Social Justice/Equality of Opportunity.
Environment: Ensuring that everything we do leads to a cleaner, healthier and safer environment.
Problems such as global warming and diminishing natural resources demand action not only from government and individuals, but from businesses as well. Cummins demonstrates its commitment to the environment by producing the technology and products that reduce harmful emissions around the globe, and by lessening its own environmental footprint.
Cummins employees have a wealth of experience in reducing negative environmental impact – both in our products and our facilities. We have an opportunity to take that knowledge and commitment outside of our walls to ensure that everything we do leads to a cleaner, healthier and safer environment.
Education: Improving the quality and alignment of educational systems to ensure that the students of today are ready for the workforce of tomorrow.
Education provides the platform for successful individuals and the skilled workforce that Cummins and many other employers need. Opportunities for advancement increase when community education systems are aligned with workforce needs.
Once key workforce skills are identified along with gaps in current educational systems, Cummins can determine how best to use our resources to improve the quality and alignment of educational systems to ensure that the students of today are ready for the workforce of tomorrow.
Social Justice/Equality of Opportunity: Increasing opportunity and equity for those most in need.
The opportunity to pursue a better life should be available to everyone. Cummins has a long history of reaching out to those denied access to opportunity.
As a company, we are committed to ensuring that everyone in our workforce has equal access to opportunity. It is one of our most deeply held values. Likewise, as we work to improve communities throughout the world, we are committed to helping remove barriers that may prohibit people from achieving their full potential. In each Cummins community, we seek to support the groups that are marginalized with the belief that when anyone is unable to access basic economic or social opportunities, the entire community is diminished.