Supplier of diesel engines and various key automotive components in India, Cummins has set zero carbon emission by 2050.

Deepti Thore

Receiving BSVI emission compliance certification for its engines from ARAI, Cummins Inc. has set a target to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. It has come out with a new environmental sustainability strategy, ‘Planet 2050’ for the same. Confident of its BSVI engines lowering NOx and particulate matter emissions, the tier automotive supplied has set quantifiable goals for 2030. With visionary longer-term aspirations to 2050, Cummins Inc., is working with governments, businesses and various other organisations to take decisive actions. With an acute focus on addressing climate change and air emissions, conservation of natural resources in the most sustainable way, and to improve communities in the interest of a healthier planet, the Group has chalked out a strategy, which includes science-based goals that are in-line with the goals discussed in the United Nations Paris agreement on climate change.

With a diverse product portfolio ranging from IC engines, hybrid and electric platforms (that include battery systems among other technologically intensive products), fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions to electrical power generation systems, Cummins Inc., is investing in new capabilities to overcome global energy and environmental challenges. Bagging the ‘Inclusive Workplace for Women’ award at Excon 2019 construction equipment fair for empowering women in the industry, the tier automotive supplier is aiming to build diversified, dependable technology solutions. Having launched BSVI mobile training vans to educate workshops about BSVI technology, Cummins has set clear goals to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from facilities and operations by 50 per cent (science-based target) with the help of experts’ recommendations. It is also set a clear target to reduce absolute lifetime greenhouse gas emissions from newly sold products by 25 per cent (science-based target).

Partnering with customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from products in the field by 55 million metric tonnes and reducing volatile organic compound emissions from paint and coating operations by 50 per cent, Cummins Inc. has come up with aspirational targets that include the creation of a circular lifecycle plan for every part. Done with an eye on using less, using better and using again, the creation of a circular lifecycle plan has at its core the goal to generate 25 per cent less waste in facilities and operations. As part of its strategy to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the Group is emphasising on reusing or responsibly recycling 100 per cent of packaging plastics. It is also emphasising on eliminating single-use plastics in dining facilities, employee amenities and events. Striving to reduce absolute water consumption in facilities and operations by 30 per cent, Cummins Inc., has chalked out plans to periodically evaluate the goals and targets that it has set in order to achieve them earlier than planned, and in a manner that is better and sustainable. Hinting at sustainable use of natural resources, it is, according to Brian Mormino, Executive Director Worldwide Environmental Strategy and Compliance, striving to build carbon-neutral products and operations. With low-carbon economy as its main objective, Cummins, mentioned Mormino, is looking at a global long-term science-based approach to make life easier and healthier for people.

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