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.