News Releases   February 12, 2018

Deere Earns Recognition Among World’s Most Ethical Companies

MOLINE, Illinois (February 12, 2018) – Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is one of the World's Most Ethical Companies as determined by the Ethisphere Institute, which today has announced its annual ranking of companies that achieve highly ethical business practices.

Deere has earned the recognition for all 12 years the Institute has completed the research and is one of only a dozen companies to have done so. In 2018, 135 honorees were recognized, spanning 23 countries and 57 industries.

"Our record of success is anchored by an unwavering commitment to ethical behavior and doing the right things in the right way," said Sam Allen, chairman and chief executive officer at Deere & Company. "We have a responsibility to uphold the standards of honor and integrity that have defined Deere over its history."

The Ethisphere Institute assesses company performance across five categories:

  • Ethics and compliance
  • Corporate citizenship and responsibility
  • Culture of ethics
  • Governance and leadership
  • Innovation and reputation

"Global corporations operating with a common rule of law are now society's strongest force to improve the human condition. The World's Most Ethical Companies in particular continued to show exemplary leadership," said Timothy Erblich, Ethisphere's chief executive officer.

About Deere & Company

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of 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. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at

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