Sustainability is a part of who we are

Perkins is committed to sustainable manufacturing

Perkins solar farm
Perkins solar farm

Sustainability with Perkins

Sustainability is key to a successful business and is at the forefront of our minds in relation to all aspects of our business from our global facilities to our products. Our longstanding commitment to sustainability also inspires us to help our customers and end users to achieve their goals—in a sustainable way.

Like our parent company, Caterpillar, we are committed to contributing to a reduced-carbon future and supporting global efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change. We demonstrate this through our ongoing progress in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from our manufacturing operations and our continued investment in new products, technologies and services to help customers achieve their climate-related objectives. 

Sustainable manufacturing

Perkins is committed to sustainable manufacturing at every one of our global facilities. We promote continual improvement and are focused on driving reductions in three key areas: waste, water and energy. At each facility we’re focused on driving out waste, operating an efficient and cost-effective system that uses as minimal energy as possible, minimising emissions and recycling and reusing waste products where possible. 

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Sustainable manufacturing
Sustainable manufacturing

Engines – reduced emissions

Standards governing emissions from diesel engines have continued to tighten in the past decade, requiring manufacturers of diesel engines and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to reduce the environmental impact of exhaust emissions. Perkins has invested in new technologies to help customers meet the most stringent of global emission standards—EU Stage V. This new generation of engines meets Stage V while matching customer demands for value, innovation and performance.

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Engines – reduced emissions
Engines – reduced emissions

Aftermarket  – extending machine life

Whether you’re buying a repower or a replacement engine to extend the life of your machine, or parts through our Perkins® Power Exchange scheme, you’re supporting our socially responsible, sustainable aftermarket solutions. Our Power Exchange programme keeps non-renewable resources in circulation and use, meaning that instead of just one life, Perkins parts are brought back for many more lifetimes.

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Aftermarket  – extending machine life
Aftermarket  – extending machine life

Industry viewpoints

What does sustainability really mean for the industries Perkins powers? From rental to construction and agriculture to electric power, we’ve spoken to key figures to discover their thoughts on how sustainability is changing their world—today and in the future.

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Industry viewpoints
Industry viewpoints

“Sustainability is key to a successful business. Understanding our environmental impacts to control and manage the risk, as well as drive continual improvement opportunities is embedded within our facilities. We have a responsibility to reduce our environmental impact and this is implemented in all areas of the business across multiple facilities. We are committed to Think Global, Act Local”

Carl Hodge, environmental manager at Perkins Peterborough facility