Cummins on the move to raise team spirits

by Cummins Europe,
Move Europe

A health and mental wellbeing initiative launched in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic has proved so popular that there are plans to keep it going.

Move Europe was the idea of Cummins Europe Vice President Antonio Leitao, who saw it as a way to boost employee engagement, promote wellness and encourage inclusion.

It was a virtual event aimed simply at getting people to move more. It featured a ‘Racing’ element where employees across the continent could compete in different categories like walking, running, cycling and swimming. Alternatively, people could choose the ‘Challenge’ option where they set their own movement tasks and targets, such as yoga or simple exercises around the home.

More than 700 Cummins employees took part, recording their progress online. “The results were amazing,” said Antonio Leitao. “Over the 28 days of February 2021, as a group we travelled – virtually, of course – three times around Europe, covering more than 70,000 kilometres. It was wonderful to see how our colleagues got their families involved – even their pets – as we moved more together.”

This led us to repeat the event in September with equally impressive results and engagement. A survey revealed that, on average, participants has increased their activity level by 17%.

Reflecting on how Move Europe went for her, participant Nicola Davies said “It was great motivation to go outside, especially as I work from home. We had particularly bad weather first time round, including snow, but that was refreshing and magical at times – a real boost for my mood. Engaging in the dedicated Teams channel was great fun – it really filled the void I was feeling from not being in the office and forged new friendships with people I would not normally get a chance to meet.”Nicola Davies and her dog Delilah

Almost 90% of participants said it had improved their mood, and there was strong feedback that Move Europe should be a recurring event in the Cummins calendar.

Many of the activity groups formed at the launch of Move Europe have continued to exercise together, and some activities are now embedded.

Move Europe has influenced Cummins colleagues around the world to get involved, developing their own Move events, promoting wellness and encouraging inclusion on a global scale.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy

"Reach" is a spoken word created by Poet Derrick Christian in support of Cummins celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

On January 17, the United States will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy as an American civil rights leader. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day serves as a national day to recognize strengthening our communities and continually working to solve social issues. Dr. King is globally recognized for his fight for many victims of injustice and for inspiring millions with his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. 

At Cummins, we share in Dr. King's vision by making room for everyone to succeed and by responding with empathy. And like Dr. King, we believe everyone has a role in creating an inclusive environment.

To celebrate and reflect on Dr. King’s principles, Derrick Christian, innovative leader, artist and entrepreneur combined his education and entertainment through spoken word poetry to write an original poem, titled REACH. We challenge you to reflect on what you are doing to create a fair and inclusive environment as you read and watch "Reach" below. 

REACH

We The People
Have been misguided to the think that difference divides us
But it makes us equal

Equally equipped with an individual set of gifts
To get success in our collective grip
If we let go of the grift
That difference divides us
So ‘We The People’ must decide to shift

To the next gear
Engineer our minds with ingenuity
Dedicate ourselves to idea of inclusiveness, exclusively
Purposely promote winning with the power of difference in perpetuity
We can alphabetize a list of what makes us different, but you still need you and I, you and I, U-N-I to create UNITY

So, in continuity
With the spirit of MLK Day and all that this dreamer had to teach
Let us
Reach

Reach past low-hanging, quotable fruit of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s past ‘”I Have A Dream Speech”
Dig deep
With what he encouraged us to sow and reap
If equality was his dream in 1963, then the 2022 reality is the next leg of the legacy he preached
And we must not do the bare minimum now that our collective consciousness of racial injustice has reached this historic new peak

We cannot continue to bite the fruit and choose to only chew the part that’s sweet
Then when tasting the bitter litter the remains at our feet while protests glitter the street
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” 
And the cost of injustice where we work is too steep

Corporations can incorporate at its core
How it wants to see the world be more

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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.

Happy Holidays: our favorite engine business things

From construction sites to farms and city streets;
Dump trucks and school buses and rental truck fleets;
Cummins clean power will help you be green;
These are a few of our favorite things. 

Earning awards that shine brightly and glisten;
Revving up RAM pickups with turbo engines;
Power and torque truly make our hearts sing;
These are a few of our favorite things.

Partnerships and hydrogen engine splashes; 
Natural gas fuels more emission slashes;
We can’t wait to see what the future brings;
This year was filled with such wonderful things!

But we’re not done. 
Though we’ve come far. 
There’s more work to do. 
We simply remember the future is bright, 
So, stay tuned for more breakthroughs! 

As 2021 begins to wind down, we’ve been reflecting on all of our “favorite things” the engine business has accomplished over the past year. From history-making advances in natural gas applications to groundbreaking partnerships with global leaders like Daimler, Hino, Isuzu, and even the U.S. military and the UK government. We also made history-making advances in natural gas and hydrogen applications as we continued to push towards our goal of a zero-emissions future. 

Through it all our teams overcame numerous challenges as we worked through the pandemic and supply chain challenges while balancing work and home life. May your holiday season be filled with celebrations, friends and family. 

We look forward to reaching our full potential in 2022 and what the new year will bring for our employees, customers and partners.

Happy Holidays from Cummins!

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Cummins Inc.

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.

Cummins Brazil celebrates its 50th anniversary

In 2004, Cummins Brasil reaches the mark of 430,000 engines produced

On Cummins Brazil's 50th anniversary, many words can define its trajectory: technology, social commitment, sustainability, excellence. One of my favorites is transformation. Over the past five decades, Cummins Brazil has transformed our customers' businesses, our community and the lives of thousands of people – and we’ve done it in a way that is true to our values. We are proud of what we have built and of our legacy. And we look forward with optimism to continue the transformations for the next 50 years and more. 

Cummins Brazil main entrance in 1970
Cummins Brazil main entrance in 1970

This story began in the 1970s, when the company’s global expansion plans led to a decision to invest in an engine plant in Guarulhos, São Paulo. The next five decades were characterized by expansion and new customers. Today, Cummins manufactures in Brazil not only engines, but also turbos, filters, after-treatment systems, generators, in addition to having a consolidated distribution network.
 
Over the past 50 years, Cummins has acquired in-depth knowledge of the Brazilian market. This condition is fundamental to explain the company's success in the country over the last five decades, and it is also vital for the coming decades.
 
I'm an engineer, so it's only natural to reinforce the regional importance of Cummins Brazil using numbers:

  • One in three buses sold in the country have a Cummins engine
  • Two out of three medium trucks sold in Brazil have a Cummins engine
  • We have a 32% market share in the agriculture market
  • We are one of the biggest players in the local generator market
  • We export our production to over 40 countries
  • We have 2,500 dedicated and proud employees

Our results were driven by a leadership team and employees committed to high-quality products and services that exceeded our customers’ expectations. In good times and in challenging times, the Cummins Brazil team delivered on our brand promise of innovation and dependability.
 
We also know that how we drive results matters. The Cummins Brazil team consistently embodies our values and is dedicated to creating an environment where we can reach our fullest potential. How we did it in the last 50 years is just as important as our achievements.
 
I am proud to have spent my entire career at Cummins, and to have been shaped and changed by so many incredible people along the way. I am also proud to follow the footsteps of those who transformed Cummins, positioning us to be a leader, not just in our industry, but in our communities, in our sustainability efforts, and in building a culture that is the best in the world. 
 
Thank you to each of you who played a role in the history of Cummins Brazil.

Adriano Rishi
Leader of Cummins Brazil & ABO LATAM Engineering

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Adriano Rishi

Leader of Cummins Brazil & ABO LATAM Engineering

Cummins celebrates the 29th annual observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2021 marks the 29th annual observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD 2021). This special day of celebration was officially recognized by the United Nations (U.N.) in 1992 to promote a better understanding of people with disabilities and to support the overall dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. This day also aims to increase awareness of the advantages of integrating persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.  

This year’s theme is “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible, and sustainable post-COVID-19 world;” a theme reflected in our Disability Inclusion strategy, and through the commitment of our leaders and employees at Cummins.  

Around the world, our Disability Inclusion Employee Resources Groups (ERGs) are celebrating as a way to get involved, create awareness and learn more about disability inclusion. Examples of this include: 

  • Africa Middle East DistinctAble ERG is hosting a panel discussion related to persons with disabilities
  • Asia Pacific ERG is conducting a Zoom Disability Employment Awareness session on IDPWD 
  • China ERG is hosting a Zoom discussion featuring guest speakers, employees and leaders
  • Europe ERG is sharing stories from colleagues and promote resources to help remove barriers and share experiences
  • India WINGS ERG is hosting a panel discussion on IDPWD
  • Latin America THISAbility ERG is hosting a series of conferences related to IDPWD

Recognizing International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an excellent way to help create awareness and promote understanding. In addition to making diversity, equity & inclusion a priority within Cummins, we’ve also been recognized externally for our efforts including the Disability Equality Index® Top Scorer 2021 and Seramount’s 2021 Inclusion Index.

In July, the Disability Equality Index recognized Cummins as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion. The Disability Equality Index awarded Cummins with this Top Scorer recognition due to executive sponsor engagement, improved accessibility of digital technology and facilities, and the strength of our employee resource group network, among other factors. 

Cummins was named to the Seramount Inclusion Index in August. To earn this title, Cummins was assessed in the following key areas: best practices in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of people from historically underrepresented groups—women, racial/ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people; inclusive corporate culture, including leadership accountability; and demographic diversity for women and racial/ethnic minorities.

At Cummins, we believe that by making room for everyone to succeed and by responding with empathy, we win with the power of difference. Our company is at its best when we serve within a society where everyone is included and treated with respect. 

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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.

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