News Releases   March 07, 2016

Deere & Company is Among World's Most Ethical Companies for Tenth Consecutive Year

MOLINE, Illinois (March 7, 2016) — For the tenth straight year, Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is among the World's Most Ethical Companies according to the Ethisphere Institute, which released its annual ranking today.

Research for the Most Ethical Companies list evaluates companies in five categories including an organization's ethics and compliance program, corporate citizenship and responsibility, culture of ethics, governance and leadership, and innovation and reputation.

"Across the world, John Deere is committed to ensuring that how we do business is aligned to our core value of integrity," said Samuel R. Allen, chairman and chief executive officer at Deere & Company. "This focus on ethical behavior helps John Deere continue to earn the loyalty of our customers, employees, communities and business partners."

The Ethisphere Institute annually recognizes organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency and is the global leader in advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success.

Timothy Erblich, chief executive officer at Ethisphere, said, "Companies that demonstrate leadership in areas such as citizenship, integrity and transparency create more value for their investors, communities, customers and employees, solidifying a sustainable business advantage."

Deere & Company ( is a world leader in providing advanced products and services for customers whose work is linked to the land — those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure.

For further information, the news media should call:
Ken Golden
Director, Global Public Relations
Deere & Company