There is no future if the future isn’t safe. We maintain workplace health and safety by focusing on leading indicators, risk reduction, management systems, and prevention.
Change requires action, which is why we’ve committed to using 50% renewable electricity. By upholding excellence in energy efficiency, we plan on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 15%.
We make more progress recycling our waste every year. We’ve set a bold goal for ourselves, vowing to recycle 85% of our total waste.
Decreased Water Use
We need water to do business, and we need it to live. Since it’s such a critical resource, we’ve made plans to implement best management practices in 100% of our water-scarce manufacturing locations.
To reduce our environmental impact, we’re increasing the use of sustainable materials and rebuild sales by 30%. By focusing on recyclable, renewable, and recycled content, we hope to reduce CO2 emissions on 90% of our new products.
Living Lands & Waters®, a world-renowned river-cleanup organization based out of East Moline, Illinois, uses a John Deere 210G LC Excavator to help clean the Ohio River.
Santa Brigida Farm in Ipameri, Goias, Brazil, adopted integrated crop livestock-forest farm practices in 2006.
Over 130 dealer outlets across the African continent promote mechanization and drive economic growth.
At a recent continuous-improvement fair, John Deere Harvester Works employees were invited to vote for their favorite project in the categories of Safety, Quality, and Efficiency based on the areas of originality/innovation, teamwork, and impact.
John Deere Werke in Mannheim, Germany, tested and implemented an innovative human-robot cooperation known as the “chairless chair” — a wearable ergonomic mechatronic device designed for manufacturing environments that allows wearers to sit down whenever and wherever they need to.
Rosalind “Roz” Fox, factory manager at John Deere Des Moines Works, is the first Black female factory manager in Deere history.
John Deere mentors support not only our current colleagues but also those in our future. Through professional organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers and nonprofits such as FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), John Deere employees are inspiring the next generation of innovators in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Gaylord Converse started his career at John Deere in 1967. Since then, he has touched nearly two million tractors and countless lives.
Through the success of smallholder farmers, we magnify opportunities to strengthen family farms, bolster local food security and nourishment, revitalize rural agricultural regions, and empower global prosperity.
To maximize our perspective, we proudly partner with professional organizations such as Prospanica (The Association of Hispanic Professionals), Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences, the National Society of Black Engineers, and many more.
Walking the walk is better than talking the talk, so we make sure to support our global communities through volunteering, citizenship, and philanthropy. Since 2017, Deere has committed to investing at least 1% of our net income toward civic and environmental stewardship.
With our Board of Directors ensuring business is conducted in an open, honest, and fair manner, we reinforce the corporate governance that keeps the company strong. Our accomplishments are measured not just by the results themselves, but by how we hold our values as they are achieved.
Responsible resource management is at the core of our operating processes. To support our company, employees, and customers, we seek to lessen our environmental impact through energy-efficient systems, renewable air and water standards, and the reduction of waste.
Using a “life-cycle assessment,” we carefully examine every stage of life for our products, looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint while improving their performance and durability.
We begin by minimizing the impact of raw materials. From assembly to shipment, the manufacturing process is designed with the smallest possible environmental footprint in mind. By maximizing fuel efficiency, productivity, and other key operating factors, we’re able to reduce the environmental impact of our products. The products themselves are designed for longevity but are often able to lead a second life as recycled material.