"I am really impressed with the quantity and quality of the work included in these projects,” said Alan Resnik, Director of Facilities and Operations Environmental Management. “For 10 years now, employees have really demonstrated great enthusiasm and hard work in making a positive impact on the environment and to Cummins’ bottom line."

Projects are judged on their environmental benefit, level of commitment, economic efficiency, innovation, and ability to be replicated at other locations.

The 40 projects submitted in the 2015 competition, combined with facility initiatives not included in the judging, accounted for significant annual savings toward Cummins’ 2020 waste, water, energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals:

  • 22.6 million gallons of water conserved (2.3 percent of Cummins total water use).
  • 14,046 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) avoided (1.8 percent of the company’s total amount).
  • 20,098 MWh (megawatt hours) of energy conserved (2.2 percent of Cummins’ total energy use).
  • 1,537 tons of waste diverted from landfills (1 percent of the company’s total waste).