"人权活动的企业平等指数对其18年历史的影响是深远的，" 人权委员会主席阿方索·杰克逊 David 表示。"在此期间，企业界与我们合作，采取 LGBTQ 包容性的政策、做法和效益，确立企业平等指数，作为 LGBTQ 工作场所融入美国和全球的主要动力。这些公司都知道，保护他们的 LGBTQ 员工和客户不受歧视不仅是正确的做法，也是最佳的商业决策。
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As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this week, here are four ways Cummins is working to reduce its environmental impact.
1. PLANET2050 环境战略
Cummins’ PLANET2050 strategy, released late in 2019, establishes science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals for the company timed to 2030 and aspirations for 2050 to reduce Cummins’ impact on environmental challenges such as climate change. The goals, which will replace current 2020 goals, include reducing the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) by 300 million metric tons and reducing the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from paint and coating operations by 50%. The science-based 2030 goals exceed targets set in the United Nations’ Paris climate accords. Cummins hopes to be carbon neutral by 2050.
Gains in water conservation have been one of the big successes of the company’s environmental goals that expire in 2020. Approximately 1 billion gallons of water use has been avoided since 2010 through the company’s conservation efforts, which have ranged from relatively simple steps to the use of complex technology that reduces the amount of water used to cool heavy-duty engines during testing and capture the energy those engines produce for re-use in Cummins’ plants. Now, the company is experimenting with state-of-the-art water treatment systems that include such things as greenhouses abundant with plant life to help filter water for reuse.
康明斯还通过其2020年目标成功地保护了它所使用的能源。公司的能源强度降低，使用的能源量按工作小时数调整，自2010年以来超过30%。康明斯采取了一些措施，例如用 LED 照明设备替换旧灯，以及使用更高效型号的老式空气压缩机，以及2号项目中所述的步骤，以捕捉大型发动机在测试单元中产生的能量。公司还对员工进行培训，以便在他们的家庭工厂中找到设备和流程，以便从能源角度进行改进。与此同时，与上一年相比，康明斯的温室气体排放量按小时计算，比上年同期减少了 2018 6%。预计2019年的数据将很快发布。
The company has made a significant investment in solar energy, with solar installations completed or underway at more than two-dozen locations including a 650,000 square foot array installed in 2016 on top of the Beijing Foton Cummins Engine Company in Beijing, China, which generates about 15% of the building’s electricity needs. The company also supported the 2018 expansion of an Indiana wind farm through a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement. It will almost send enough renewable power to the grid to offset all of the electricity the company uses at all of its facilities in the state. Encouraging the use and development of renewable power was one of the company’s 2020 environmental goals.
Putting their job skills to work, Cummins employees from Johannesburg to Columbus, Ind., sprang into action last month and procured more than 500,000 protective masks for their fellow employees in China.
China residents must wear respiratory masks when in public as the first line of defense to the spread of the novel coronavirus. More than 90,000 people in over 65 countries have been infected by the virus, and more than 3,000 have died.
“The procurement of the 500,000 FFP2 masks not only ensures the protection of our employees’ health and safety, but also helps us remove one of the major obstacles for the business continuity of our operations in China,” Chapman added.
Although the team successfully secured some orders from the U.S., U.K. and a few other countries, there was still a huge gap between the demand and supply needed to reopen operations and protect the more than 12,000 Cummins employees in China.
The turning point came in South Africa. After receiving urgent requests from their colleagues in China, the Africa and Middle East Area Business Organization immediately mobilized. Annie Chu and Yueqian Zhang in Johannesburg spent a weekend searching for a supplier. On Feb. 2, they successfully secured 500,000 FFP2 masks.
The first batch of 160,000 masks arrived in Shanghai on Feb. 8, and by Feb. 14, all the remaining masks had arrived. The masks played a critical role in the resumption of business for many Cummins’ China operations. The cross-border teamwork is continuing as another set of masks is readied to ship to China.
The teamwork didn’t stop there. Many Cummins employee groups have also mobilized to secure donations for individuals in impacted regions. For example, the Columbus Chinese Association, Cummins East Asia Employee Resource Group and many others explored various opportunities to source and donate masks and other items. Those efforts alone resulted in 10,000 masks successfully sent to Cummins employees and local communities in Wuhan and Xiangyang.
Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.
So, it’s perhaps no surprise that the plant was named last month to the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse Network, an elite list of leaders in applying the technologies of what some call the 4th Industrial Revolution.
“This recognition demonstrates the robustness of Cummins’ advanced manufacturing and management concept,” said Chen Hua, General Manager of Foton-Cummins, which produces more than 250,000 engines a year. “Our efforts on supply chain digitalization and smart manufacturing not only help improve our own business performance, but also ensure that we deliver optimal value to our stakeholders.”
BFCEC was one of 18 companies added to the lighthouse network in January, joining 26 sites previously named to the list. More than 1,000 companies from different sectors across the globe have been assessed for the lighthouse designation, which is managed for the forum by McKinsey & Company, the global management consulting firm.
"制造业通常是创新由最新技术提供动力的新的全公司操作系统的出发点，旨在实现可持续发展、灵活性、速度到市场和生产力的新水平，" 合作伙伴兼麦肯锡全球制造实践的领导者 Enno de 布尔表示。"工厂门口的价值并没有停止;"相反，灯塔会在整个端到端的价值链中找到影响，从供应商到客户。
Network members reflect the awesome potential of the 4th Industrial Revolution, also sometimes referred to as Industry 4.0, which includes everything from collaborative robots to artificial intelligence, augmented reality, advanced analytics and enhanced integration between information technologies and manufacturing operations.
Chen Hua says he is excited to share what’s been learned at BFCEC as the 4th Industrial Revolution expands. He says it has the potential to increase production, improve quality, enhance safety and reduce waste.
该活动由多个全球业务领导者和合作伙伴提供支持，包括联合利华前首席执行官 Paul 波尔曼和价值500的董事长。处女创办人理查德. 布兰森爵士;维京媒体首席运营官杰夫多兹;布隆伯格董事长 Peter 格劳尔;他们是全球董事长兼首席执行官胭脂红 Sibio 以及战略合作伙伴宏盟集团和维珍媒体。
“We need 500 national and multinational, private sector corporations to be the tipping-point for change and to unlock the business, social and economic value of people living with disabilities across the world,” The Valuable 500 states on its website. “Because the potential of 1.3 billion should not be ignored.”