Committed to Quality of Life

John Deere Sustainability Goals

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    Occupational Safety

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    Product Sustainability

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    Sustainable Energy Use

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    Use Water Responsibly

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    Increase Recycling

A Better Tomorrow

Sustainability in Action

  • Report Excerpts: Growth Projects

    Water Works

    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.

    John Deere 210G LC with a grapple loading old tires onto a barge to be shipped to a recycling plant.
  • Report Excerpts: Growth Projects

    An Ecosystem United

    Santa Brigida Farm in Ipameri, Goias, Brazil, adopted integrated crop livestock-forest farm practices in 2006.

    Rows of young soybean plants in a field.
  • Report Excerpts: Growth Projects

    African Expansion

    Over 130 dealer outlets across the African continent promote mechanization and drive economic growth.

    Women farmers watching how a John Deere tractor and planter is used in northern Ghana.
  • Report Excerpts: Growth Projects

    Improvement Through Inspiration

    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.

    Three John Deere employees looking at a laptop that is sitting on a combine head at the Harvester Works factory in East Moline, Illinois, United States.
  • Report Excerpts: Growth Projects

    An Idea With Legs

    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.

    Factory employee leaning on the “chairless chair” device that is attached to his body at the factory in Mannheim, Germany.
  • Report Excerpts: A People-Forward Future

    Expanded Perspectives

    Rosalind “Roz” Fox, factory manager at John Deere Des Moines Works, is the first Black female factory manager in Deere history.

    Factory manager at Des Moines Works, Rosalind Fox, standing next to a sprayer on the factory floor.
  • Report Excerpts: A People-Forward Future

    Preparing the Next Generation

    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).

    Close up of an engineering student building a robotic device with another student behind her building his device.
  • Report Excerpts: A People-Forward Future

    Over a Half-Century Strong

    Gaylord Converse started his career at John Deere in 1967. Since then, he has touched nearly two million tractors and countless lives.

    Gaylord Converse looking toward the camera.
  • Report Excerpts: A People-Forward Future

    A World Community

    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.

    A woman showing off her produce in her hand from a basket at a farmer's market in India.
  • Report Excerpts: A People-Forward Future

    Unified Vision

    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.

    A black John Deere engineer sitting across the table from another employee at Dubuque Works' cafeteria.


  • Product Life-Cycle Assessment

    A Material World

    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.

    Farmer on one knee looking at the dirt in one of his hands with a tractor, air commodity cart and air seeder behind him on his field in Saskatchewan, Canada.
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    Reduction and Reuse

    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.

    At the John Deere Factory in Mannheim, Germany, a man and woman are working together on the tractor line.