Cummins Engineers Welcome Students to the Wonders of STEM

Some students at Schmitt Elementary will soon spend part of their school day having fun with rubber bands, straws, plastic tubes and other household items.

Not to worry, it’s just the second year of an innovative introduction to the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) called the Curiosity Machine. More than 70 Cummins engineers will be helping 5th and 6th graders at the school build airplanes, rockets and other cool stuff.

Cummins Gets High Marks From Two Key Sustainability Indexes

Cummins received high marks from two key sustainability indexes recently – the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings and FTSE4Good.

The company finished 85th in Newsweek’s review of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States and 14th in the industrial sector. Newsweek’s rankings, released last month, are done in partnership with Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.

‘Model Villages’ program celebrates fifth anniversary of delivering hope

Five years ago, Banudas Sarak cultivated his barren farmland, producing a single crop just once a year. By 2015, his crops multiplied, yielding 12 months of work and an additional $8,000 in annual income.

He is one of many near Phaltan, India whose lives have improved significantly because of Cummins India’s “Model Villages” program.

“I am thankful to Cummins for showing the way,” Sarak said. “There is no looking back.”

Cummins Achieves Two Key Environmental Goals

Cummins achieved its water and energy goals in 2015, but still has a considerable way to go to meet its 2020 recycling goals.

“The environmental teams around the globe truly had an outstanding year,” said Mark Dhennin, Director of Energy Efficiency and Environment at Cummins.  “There was a lot of effort that went into delivering on our commitments, which our environmental professionals met with great skill and enthusiasm.”

Create, Grow, Sustain: Reaffirming Our Commitment to Sustainability

At Cummins, we strive every day to improve the quality of life for people in the communities where we operate, here in the United States and around the world.

As a result of our efforts and those of other leading companies, America’s business community has decreased greenhouse gas emissions, improved energy efficiency, conserved water, reduced waste and protected the environment – achievements that benefit the United States and the entire world.

Cummins-led Team to Develop Plug-in Hybrid that Reduces Fuel Use by 50 Percent

COLUMBUS, Ind., April 2016 - Cummins announced the company was awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50 percent over conventional Class 6 vehicles.

When fully loaded, Class 6 vehicles weigh between approximately 19,000 and 26,000 pounds and typical examples include school buses or single axle work trucks.

Cummins Named to Global Ethical Company List

Cummins has been named a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

This is the ninth year in a row the institute has included Cummins on its list. Ethisphere has been recognizing companies who “align principle with action and make trust part of their corporate DNA” for the past 10 years.

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