Karen Cecil (left), Cummins’ Director of Global Environmental Sustainability, led a Community Impact Six Sigma project with Darcey Palmer-Shultz (right) and her team at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana to improve the organization’s retention rate between “Bigs” and “Littles.” Scroll down to find out how Karen succeeded and how other Cummins employees create similar impact with their partners.
Partners and ProjectsCummins’ Corporate Responsibility strategies and plans come into being through partners and projects. Whether nonprofits, non-governmental organizations, local governments, schools or businesses, broad-based coalitions increase employees’ reach in communities and help enable sizeable, sustainable impact.
Strategic InitiativesStrategic initiatives are designed by Cummins’ Corporate Responsibility team to help sites around the world expedite impactful projects. Cummins’ current strategic initiatives are:
TEC: Technical Education for Communities: helping students around the world secure good jobs through school-based, industry-supported vocational skills training. Click here to learn more
The Environmental Challenge: reducing waste, protecting water resources and increasing air quality through employee ingenuity and innovative projects. Click here to learn more
Power to Prosper: bringing income-generating power to underserved rural communities by testing and developing sustainable energy models. Click here to learn more
Community Development GrantsCommunity Development Grants (CDGs) from the Cummins Foundation build on employees’ engagement and help amplify the impact their work has on communities. Requests for CDGs are made by Cummins employees in coordination with their local partners. The Cummins Foundation will consider only organizations that are non-discriminatory in their policies and practices with regard to physical or mental abilities, gender, race, age, sexual orientation, ethnic origin and/or creed.
Community Impact Six SigmaCommunity Impact Six Sigma (CISS) projects address external and internal Corporate Responsibility needs using Cummins employees’ business skills and training. CISS projects focus on either improving an identified need for a community partner, solving a community problem in conjunction with a local partner or improving an internal Cummins process that provides an indirect benefit to the community.
See Cummins' impact saving water in Brazil