OUR VALUES IN ACTION

CATERPILLAR'S CODE OF CONDUCT

Our Worldwide Code of Conduct, first published in 1974, defines what we stand for and believe in, documenting the uncompromisingly high ethical standards our company has upheld since its founding in 1925. The Code helps Caterpillar employees put our values and principles into action every day by providing detailed guidance on the behaviors and actions that support our values of Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability.

On February 9, 2015, Caterpillar Inc. approved amendments to its Code of Conduct (the "Code"). The Code applies to the daily activities of employees of Caterpillar Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide and members of its Board of Directors. Caterpillar Inc. amended the Code to elevate Sustainability as a core Value, clarify, update or enhance certain provisions, and improve readability for employees.

 

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INTEGRITY

EXCELLENCE

TEAMWORK

COMMITMENT

SUSTAINABILITY

THE POWER OF HONESTY

 

INTEGRITY IS THE FOUNDATION OF ALL WE DO.

It is a constant. Those with whom we work, live and serve can rely on us. We align our actions with our words and deliver what we promise. We build and strengthen our reputation through trust. We do not improperly influence others or let them improperly influence us. We are respectful and behave in an open and honest manner. In short, the reputation of the enterprise reflects the ethical performance of the people who work here.

 

THE POWER OF QUALITY

 

WE SET AND ACHIEVE AMBITIOUS GOALS.

The quality of our products and services reflects the power and heritage of Caterpillar – the pride we take in what we do and what we make possible. We are passionate about people, process, product and service excellence. We are determined to serve our customers through innovation, continuous improvement, an intense focus on customer needs and a dedication to meet those needs with a sense of urgency. For us, Excellence is not only a value; it is a discipline and a means for making the world a better place.

 

THE POWER OF WORKING TOGETHER

 

WE HELP EACH OTHER SUCCEED.

We are a team, sharing our unique talents to help those with whom we work, live and serve. The diverse thinking and decision making of our people strengthens our team. We respect and value people with different opinions, experiences and backgrounds. We know that by working together, we can produce better results than any of us can achieve alone. 

 

THE POWER OF RESPONSIBILITY

 

WE EMBRACE OUR RESPONSIBILITIES.

Individually and collectively, we make meaningful commitments – first to each other, and then to those with whom we work, live and serve. We understand and focus on the needs of our customers. We are responsible members of our communities who are dedicated to safety, care for our environment and manage our business ethically. We know it is both our duty and our honor to carry the Caterpillar heritage forward.

 

THE POWER OF ENDURANCE

 

WE ARE COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BETTER WORLD.

Sustainability is part of who we are and what we do every single day. We recognize progress involves a balance of environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic growth. We consider this as we work toward a vision of a world in which people’s basic needs – such as shelter, clean water, education and reliable energy – are fulfilled. We provide work environments, products, services and solutions that make productive and efficient use of resources as we strive to achieve our vision. We believe this commitment supports the enduring success of our customers, stockholders, dealers and our people.

 


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LIVING BY THE CODE

The words in this Code of Conduct define us. Despite our differences -- in geography, culture, language, and business -- we are one Caterpillar, one company united by these common principles and a shared commitment to the highest standards of conduct.

 

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