In 1929, Clessie Cummins installed a Cummins diesel engine in a Packard limousine and went for a ride in America's first diesel-powered car. He would later use this car, and others like it, to set a number of speed and endurance records—including a 13,535-mile run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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As long as we’ve been around, Cummins has gained recognition for our incredible technology, for how well we treat our employees, and for how we treat our communities. Here are some awards that we’ve earned recently.
Cummins made DiversityInc's List of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity for the fifth consecutive year. We performed well in all four areas measured – CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organization Communications, and Supplier Diversity. Read more.
50 Out Front Companies for Diversity.
Cummins is ranked No. 43 by Diversity MBA Magazine's 50 Out Front Companies for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work listing for 2011. This is a significant recognition that showcases our long standing commitment to global diversity as a corporate leader providing a great work environment with opportunities for leadership development for women and people of color. Read more.
Top 100 Corporate Citizen
Cummins ranked #48 on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s list of top corporate citizens. This is the 11th time in 12 years that we made the list. This honor is recognized by PR Week as one of America’s top three most important business rankings. Read more.
2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies
Cummins was named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" in 2011 by the Ethisphere Institute for the fifth straight year. The institute recognizes commitment to ethical leadership, compliance practices and corporate social responsibility. Read more.
Corporate Equality Index
Cummins earned a perfect rating on the Human Rights Campaign 2011 Corporate Equality Index for the sixth consecutive year. Read more.
Cummins is also proud of our hometown. See below for just a few recent recognitions given to Columbus:
- Best Small Cities to Raise a Family – Forbes (2010)
- Top 100 Places to Live – Relocate-America (2009)
- Ranked #1 of all U.S. destinations – National Geographic Traveler (2008)
- 100 Best Communities for Young People – The Alliance for Youth (2007)