Cummins announces ‘PLANET 2050’ plan for environmental sustainability

Cummins Inc. on Friday announced its next environmental sustainability strategy. Company officials say this strategy includes science-based goals that meet or exceed the goals in the United Nations Paris agreement on climate change. Cummins is targeting net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“Our communities and our business depend on our collective response to improve the health of the planet while creating prosperity for all,” said Tom Linebarger, Cummins Inc. Chairman and CEO. “It’s clear that government, businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and communities must unite behind swift, decisive action to address the environmental threats we face.”

The strategy, called PLANET 2050, is focused on three priority areas: addressing climate change and air emissions, using natural resources in the most sustainable way, and improving communities.