Caterpillar Launches Water Campaign
Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving positive change on every continent.
Water is a critical need of people and communities, yet almost 844 million people do not have access to clean, safe water.
The Caterpillar Foundation has launched the Value of Water Campaign to raise the awareness of the impact of the global water crisis on education, economics, and community health. This is one step on the foundation’s mission to help empower 50 million people globally to rise out of extreme poverty by the year 2020.
The Caterpillar Foundation will be working with multiple partners including water, Ducks Unlimited, Global Citizen, Living Land & Waters, Opportunity International, The Nature Conservancy and Water.org.
Various aspects addressed in the Campaign include:
- Bringing clean water to rural communities in Africa through construction of new wells and innovative pipe systems
- Restoring critical wetland habitats that provide flood protection and water filtration
- Reducing river pollution throughout the United States
- Strengthening the health of the world’s vital rivers
- Delivering running water to homes in Africa, Asia, and South America through micro credit loans
“As the company and its customers work to build traditional infrastructure, the Caterpillar Foundation is focused on building human infrastructure, and ultimately, a better world,” said Caterpillar Foundation President Michele Sullivan. “Water is a fundamental human need – it is a basic building block necessary to pursue opportunities such as education and economic growth, and place people on a path to prosperity.” -Michele Sullivan, Caterpillar Foundation President
To learn more about the Value of Water Campaign and how to become involved visit www.togetherstronger.com/year-of-water/.