Dow Jones Names Cummins to Sustainability World Index

Cummins Inc. announced that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the seventh consecutive year. The index recognizes the top 10 percent of the world’s largest public companies for their economic, social and environmental performance.

Altogether, 342 companies were named to the 2011 World Index across 57 industry sectors. Cummins was among just 10 U.S. companies in the broader listing of industrial goods and services to make the World Index and one of two U.S. companies named a sustainability leader in the industrial engineering sector. The company was also named to the North America Index for the fifth consecutive year.

Dow Jones, working with SAM, an investment firm focused exclusively on sustainability-related investing, has developed a "best-in-class" approach to analyzing companies across a wide range of sustainability metrics, assessing companies on their performance in areas such as corporate governance, risk management, climate change strategy, environmental management and eco-efficiency, labor practices, corporate citizenship and philanthropy, employee development and supply chain standards. In addition to a universal set of criteria, companies also were analyzed on issues specific to their industries.

For more information about the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, visit For more information about Cummins’ sustainability-related work, visit

Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind., is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems.

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