JUST 100: SAFETY FOCUS HELPS DEERE DO "RIGHT BY AMERICA”

Putting key safety information in the hands of our leaders via smart phones and tablets has made our production facilities much safer.

John Deere's Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois, recently led an initiative to quickly share safety information—potential problems—and exchange ideas for making improvements.

man designing tractor

The project is a prime example of why John Deere is consistently recognized for "doing right by America." That phrase, weighted with key measurements by Forbes magazine and JUST Capital for the annual "JUST 100" list, takes into account actions like that of the Harvester project. Employee engagement and investment, problem-solving and safety are the foundation of Harvester Work's safety dashboard.

The success comes in the fact that this key information was more immediate for factory and departmental leadership and helped increase our accountability, collaboration and transparency across all key safety metrics.

NORA FREDSTROM, HARVESTER SAFETY ANALYST

Harvester has measured the dashboard's effectiveness and overall success by showing improvements in factory-wide proactive safety goals.

The "JUST 100" list relies on consumer feedback and data analysis, creating rankings celebrating "the 100 companies that are taking the public interest into their own hands and generating better returns for themselves and society in the process."

The most recent edition for the 2021 "JUST 100" puts John Deere at No. 70, up 10 spots from last year's list.

Process and survey criteria of Americans and the country's largest publicly traded companies can be found on the JUST 100 web site where rankings and methodology are explained.

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