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Environmental Stewardship — by the Numbers
Partnering for progress on climate change
A key acquisition for the future
Cummins’ 2022 acquisition of Meritor, a leading global supplier of electric powertrain solutions, positions the company to be a leader in electric power applications as demand for decarbonized solutions accelerate. ePowertrains are expected to be a critical integration point within hybrid and electric drivetrains.
Another first for Cummins fuel cells in Europe
Cummins’ technology is powering the world's first fleet of hydrogen powered passenger trains in Germany. The Alstom Coradia iLint trains are outfitted with Cummins fuel cell systems and will run on the world’s first 100%-hydrogen passenger train route in operation. The first zero-emissions passenger trains in the 14-train fleet arrived in 2022.
Progress on environmental goals
Cummins is making progress on the nine 2030 goals in PLANET 2050, the company’s environmental sustainability strategy. The company reported reducing water use, waste production and more in 2021 compared to a baseline year of 2018. Cummins continues to benefit from its support of a 2018 expansion by a northwest Indiana wind farm.
Another way to reduce carbon
In 2022, Cummins announced it would expand its industry leading powertrain platforms with the industry’s first unified, fuel agnostic engines. These platforms will use engine blocks and core components that share common architectures, which can be optimized for using low-carbon fuels. The new designs will enable internal combustion engine users to reduce carbon emissions as the infrastructure develops for no-carbon solutions.
Partnering with royalty on climate change
Cummins is excited to have been among the first 45 recipients of then-Prince Charles’ Terra Carta seal, recognizing businesses for their commitment to sustainability and decarbonization. The honor was announced November 3, 2021, not far from the COP26 global climate summit in Glasgow. The Sustainable Markets Initiative aligns closely with many of the actions we support.