Cummins, Inc. is targeting net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, as part of what the diesel engine company is touting as the most comprehensive and ambitious effort the company has ever pursued to protect the environment.
Called Planet 2050, the strategy outlines eight specific goals to accomplish by 2030, all following three 2050 guideposts: addressing climate change and air emissions, using natural resources sustainably; and improving communities in which Cummins has a presence.
“There’s no question that as one of the world’s leading suppliers of diesel engines, we have a big environmental footprint,” Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger said at an employee town hall after the announcement Friday. “And so we have not only the will to do it, we have a responsibility to play our role … we have to be part of it and we can be part of it.”
Cummins’ goals meet or exceed those outlined by the United Nation’s Paris Agreement. The Trump administration formally withdrew the United States from that agreement earlier this month.