Cummins provides holiday help for local Columbus residents

Cummins teamed up with Toyota Material Handling North America to provide holiday help for Bartholomew County families this year. The two corporations contributed $20,000 toward holiday assistance programs for four charities. 

The dedication to our global headquarters in Columbus, Indiana (USA), continues through this fourth annual partnership to match donations for the community. 

The United Way partner agencies receiving a donation include Thrive Alliance, Sans Souci, Su Casa and Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center. Each agency received a $5,000 check which they plan to use on programs such as Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center’s Angels of Love gift giveaway for hundreds of lower-income youngsters and their families and Thrive Alliance’s implementation of a new robotic pet program for their clients with dementia. 

“The generosity of Toyota and Cummins for the programs is in addition to their strong support of the United Way campaign,” said Mark Stewart, President of United Way of Bartholomew County. “Cummins and Toyota are some of our community’s biggest supporters. We couldn’t do what we do without their advocacy.”

Chairman and CEO of Cummins, Tom Linebarger, alongside Brett Wood, President and CEO of Toyota Material Handling, spoke about their commitment to philanthropy specifically in the city of Columbus during the event on December 8.

“This event affords us the opportunity to slow down and recognize the incredible work happening in our communities and the people impacted,” Linebarger said. “It’s increasingly hard to do in our hectic lives and also increasingly important to finding the connection points.” 

Cummins has long partnered with the United Way in the company’s efforts to build stronger communities and in keeping with its mission of making people’s lives better by powering a more prosperous world.

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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.

CARE makes $1M commitment to development in Charleston, South Carolina

 

In October 2020, Cummins Inc. launched Cummins Advocating for Racial Equity (CARE) so Cummins could take a leading role in the work to dismantle systemic discrimination against the Black community in the U.S. As a first step in this journey, CARE brings together all Cummins' capabilities - its people, its balance sheet and the company’s philanthropy - to drive racial equity and combat the impact of racism on its people, communities, and economy. 

Through CARE, Cummins is taking decisive action to address and spearhead change throughout targeted CARE communities in the U.S., across four impact areas:
•    Police reform
•    Criminal justice reform
•    Economic empowerment
•    Social justice reform 

“Cummins’ value of Integrity drives us to do what is right and act against injustice; and through CARE, we are focusing our efforts in communities where Cummins has manufacturing plants, offices or service branch locations,” said Fernando Herndon, CARE Program Leader. “Cummins has a history of advocating for equality dating back to former Cummins President and Chairman, J. Irwin Miller. In fact, it was J. Irwin Miller who wrote, ‘character, ability and intelligence are not concentrated in one sex over the other, nor in persons with certain accents or in certain races, or in persons holding degrees from some universities over others,’ prior to his retirement in 1977. J. Irwin Miller laid the foundation for CARE,” added Herndon.  

CARE was created with the specific purpose of dismantling systemic racism, however, Cummins has a long history of advocating for social justice and civil rights; from supporting the 1963 March on Washington to divesting from South Africa in protest of the county’s position on apartheid.

Since its launch, CARE has impacted its targeted communities in many areas including lobbying and advocating at the local, state and federal levels concerning legislation touching on key focus areas, providing mentoring opportunities for youth through key partnerships, increasing Black home ownership and tackling racial disparities in ownership opportunities, and creating a pipeline to workforce opportunity through skills development to name a few. In focusing CARE’s efforts in the communities where Cummins has a strong presence, the company can have a direct impact on the lives of its employees, their families and neighbors. 

Charleston, South Carolina is a community where Cummins has a large footprint, and since 2020 CARE has executed several projects and initiatives with positive results for the city. A wonderful example of this work is Cummins’ partnership with Metanoia, a local non-profit investing in neighborhood assets to build leaders, establish quality housing and generate economic development. Cummins has worked with Metanoia for the last decade, and recently approved a $1 million Community Development grant through CARE in late 2021. These funds will be used to build and develop affordable housing in the Charleston community.

CARE is impacting Charleston through the following projects/initiatives:
•    Coalition to Back Black Business grants and services partnership 
•    North Charleston Police Department Racial Bias Audit 
•    CDFI loan/investment program
•    Regional Affordable Housing Coalition
•    Metanoia $1M Community Development Grant
•    Mobile Grocery Market grants

Cummins’ commitment to Charleston is consistent, as the company will continue to provide the community resources through CARE, and is on target to complete the expansion of its turbo technologies operations in spring 2022. 
 

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James Wide is a copywriter and copy editor on the External Communications team at Cummins Inc. He joined the company in 2018. 

Cummins accelerates vaccinations in Brazil

Brazil with a population of 211 million inhabitants and more than 2,500 Cummins employees – direct and indirect, was one of the countries most most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

After seeing that vaccination was not advancing in Brazil at the same pace as in other countries in the region, a group of women entrepreneurs came together to create the United Movement for the Vaccine (Movimento Unidos Pela Vacina).

The group's objective was simple: to make it feasible to vaccinate all Brazilians by September 2021. 

Among the actions of this group, partnerships were sought with private companies to donate various items to speed up vaccination in some of the neediest Brazilian cities.

"Given the difficult situation that the country was going through, reaching 4,200 deaths a day, Cummins joined the movement right from the beginning," said Luciana Giles, Cummins' Director of Communication and Government Relations for Latin America.

For Cummins, the commitment to minimize the effects of the pandemic within this action has two fronts: influencing with Advocacy so that the government accelerates its efforts to vaccinate the entire Brazilian population and, also, integrated into the movement, supporting cities with donations that benefit the necessary infrastructure for vaccination needs.

With this goal in mind, the Cummins Foundation approved a grant to accelerate vaccination in the country.

The grant was used to purchase more than 2,100 items to supply the public health centers, where vaccinations were carried out in Brazil. The supplies were even able to benefit seven Brazilian cities in three different states: Guarulhos (SP), Mairiporã (SP), Poá (SP), Catu (BA), Mata de São João (BA), São Sebastião do Passé (BA) and Cuiabá (MT).

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“The choice of cities were based on the criteria of where our Corporate Responsibility team already had local projects, and also aimed to strengthen the communities where we concentrate our business” said Soraia S. Franco, Corporate Responsibility Manager for Latin America.

In Guarulhos, São Paulo, for example, where Cummins' plants are located, 12 public health centers received the donations, including UBS Clessie Cummins, built by Cummins in the 1980s. The Mayor of the city of Guarulhos even went to personally thank the Cummins team. 

So far, the United Movement for the Vaccine has donated more than half a million items to more than 4,000 Brazilian cities. More than 212 million vaccines were distributed in Brazil, and 65% of the country's population has already received at least one dose and, today, the adolescent population is starting to receive vaccinations. 

"For us the movement is a networked workforce, where everyone can do their part and complement our efforts so that together we can do the common good," said Giles.

In addition to participating in the movement, Cummins also donated 3 million masks in Brazil and Mexico. The donation of masks produced in San Luis Potosí and several other actions to fight the pandemic show Cummins' commitment to helping our communities prosper. 

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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.

Cummins в топе пяти последних независимых рейтингов

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В ведущем рейтинге социально ответственных компаний США, по версии журнала Newsweek, компания Cummins заняла 17-ю позицию. Она стала лидером в своей категории – автомобили и комплектующие.

 

Список Newsweek, опубликованный ранее, является одной из пяти последних оценок внешних ресурсов, с одобрительными отзывами о компании за ее концепцию социальной и экологической ответственности и за ее стиль руководства и управления.

«Как мы все знаем, компании, чтобы живать и процветать, должны получать прибыль», – сказала Нэнси Купер, главный редактор Newsweek. «В конце концов, для инвесторов, сотрудников и поставщиков важно зарабатывать деньги. Но за эти годы руководители осознали, что им нужно делать гораздо больше. Помогать сообществам, в которых они работают, выступать в качестве добрых соседей и поддерживать гражданскую позицию».

Newsweek сотрудничал со Statista Inc., ведущим поставщиком глобальных данных о рынках и потребителях, для оценки общедоступной информации из таких источников, как отчеты о социальной деятельности компании и устойчивом развитии в условиях рационального природопользования. Ключевые показатели рейтинга были сосредоточены на характеристиках деятельности в области окружающей среды, социальных вопросов и внутрикорпоративных отношений. Кроме того, партнеры также провели независимый опрос, в ходе которого задавали гражданам США вопросы о восприятии деятельности компаний, связанной с их социальной ответственностью.

Компания Cummins в рейтинге 2020 года получила общую оценку 83,8 и следующие отдельные оценки: 83,6 по защите окружающей среды, 80,2 – по социальной деятельности и 87,6 – по управлению. В тройке лидеров оценки 2 000 публичных компаний оказались HP (94,4), Cisco (91,2) и Dell (90,3).

В 2019 году Cummins Inc. предприняла несколько новаторских шагов, начав с поддержки программы Cummins Powers Women, направленной на работу с экспертными некоммерческими группами для улучшения положения женщин во всем мире. Совсем недавно компания объявила о своей стратегии PLANET 2050, чтобы внести свой вклад в решение проблемы изменения климата и других экологических проблем.

Кроме того, компания сделала крупные инвестиции в электрификацию и технологии топливных элементов в рамках усилий Cummins по предложению клиентам широкого круга решений для удовлетворения их энергетических потребностей.

ДВЕ ДРУГИЕ ПРИМЕЧАТЕЛЬНЫЕ ОЦЕНКИ

Недавно компания Cummins также заняла 48-е место в списке 50 лучших компаний в области окружающей среды, социальных вопросов и внутрикорпоративных отношений по версии издания Investor's Business Daily. В список вошли компании с наивысшими достижениями в области окружающей среды, социальной сферы и управления, «отражающими широкие возможности в фундаментальных и технических областях, связанных с ценовой эффективностью». Издание Investor's Business Daily рассматривало компании с рейтингом ESG (окружающая среда, социальная сфера, управление) на уровне AAA или AA по данным MSCI ESG Research по состоянию на 11 сентября 2019 года.

В рейтинге, опубликованном в прошлом месяце, компания заняла 98-е место в списке американских компаний Most JUST Companies («компаний, наиболее соответствующих требованиям») на 2020 год, составленном журналами Forbes и JUST Capital. В список входят 100 американских корпораций – наиболее рейтинговых компаний по таким вопросам, помимо финансовых показателей, как справедливая оплата труда, этическое лидерство и баланс между трудовой деятельностью и личной жизнью.

Факторы рейтинговых оценок и их вес определяются опросами американской общественности с целью определить, что она считает наиболее важными атрибутами «компании, соответствующей требованиям».

РЕЙТИНГИ В ОБЛАСТИ РУКОВОДСТВА И УПРАВЛЕНИЯ

Между тем, компания Cummins также получила отзывы в двух рейтингах в области руководства и управления. Компания заняла 88-е место в рейтинге Management Top 250 (250 лучших компаний в области управления), выпущенном осенью журналом Wall Street Journal и Институтом Дракера. Партнеры дают оценку крупнейших публичных компаний Америки по принципам Питера Дракера, покойного профессора, автора и давнего обозревателя Wall Street Journal.

А председатель и главный исполнительный директор Cummins Том Лайнбаргер занял 12-е место в списке журнала Fortune «Бизнесмен 2019 года». Журнал рассматривает 10 финансовых факторов: «от совокупной доходности для акционеров до доходности акционерного капитала».

«Затем мы ищем выдающихся руководителей, поставивших смелые цели, добившихся невероятных результатов, нашедших новые творческие решения».

Журнал выбрал для профиля 20 генеральных директоров, одобрительно отозвавшись о Т. Лайнбаргере за его поддержку свободной торговли.

«В течение последних двух лет Том Лайнбаргер много раз предупреждал, что произойдет, если торговля между США и Азиатским регионом не останется открытой», – сообщил Fortune.

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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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