GRI Standards Index

John Deere supports the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and its efforts to create a worldwide framework for reporting comprehensive sustainability information. The following report was developed using GRI Standards and publicly available information. Additional information about John Deere's commitment to environmental stewardship, safety, personal and professional development, and communities can be found on our Sustainability website as well as in our Sustainability Report.

Organizational Profile

DisclosureDisclosure TitleResponse

102-14

Statement from senior decision-maker

Refer to Page 3, Chairman and CEO Message in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

102-15

Key impacts, risks, and opportunities

Refer to Page 3, Chairman and CEO Message in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

102-1

Name of the organization

Deere & Company

102-2

Activities, brands, products, and services

Refer to our 10-K Report.

102-3

Location of headquarters

Moline, Illinois, United States of America

102-4

Location of operations

102-5

Ownership and legal form

Deere & Company is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

102-6

Markets served

Refer to our 10-K Report.

102-7

Scale of the organization

Refer to our 10-K Report.

102-8

Information on employees and other workers

Refer to our 10-K Report.

102-41

Collective bargaining agreements

Refer to our 10-K Report.

102-9

Supply chain

Refer to Page 34, Supply Chain in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

102-10

Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain

Refer to Page 34, Supply Chain in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

102-13

Membership of associations 

102-45

Entities included in the consolidated financial statements 

Refer to our 10-K Report.

102-50

Reporting period 

November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018, unless otherwise specified.

102-51

Date of most recent report 

September 3, 2019

102-52

Reporting cycle

Annual

102-53

Contact point for questions regarding the report 

Ritu Raj, Global Director of Product Engineering Services
RajRitu@JohnDeere.com
+1 (309) 207-4617

102-18

Governance structure 

Refer to Pages 21-25, Exceptional Operating Performance in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

102-19

Delegating authority 

Refer to Pages 21-25, Exceptional Operating Performance in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

102-20

Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics 

Refer to Pages 21-25, Exceptional Operating Performance in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

102-21

Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental, and social topics 

Refer to Pages 21-25, Exceptional Operating Performance in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

102-22

Composition of the highest governance body and its committees 

Refer to Pages 21-25, Exceptional Operating Performance in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

102-23

Chair of the highest governance body 

Refer to Pages 21-25, Exceptional Operating Performance in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

102-24

Nominating and selecting the highest governance body 

Refer to Pages 21-25, Exceptional Operating Performance in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

102-25

Conflicts of interest 

Refer to Pages 21-25, Exceptional Operating Performance in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

102-26

Role of highest governance body in setting purpose, values, and strategy

Refer to Pages 21-25, Exceptional Operating Performance in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

102-27

Collective knowledge of highest governance body

Refer to Pages 21-25, Exceptional Operating Performance in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

102-28

Evaluating the highest governance body’s performance 

Refer to Pages 21-25, Exceptional Operating Performance in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

102-29

Identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social impacts

Refer to Pages 21-25, Exceptional Operating Performance in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

102-32

Highest governance body’s role in sustainability reporting 

Refer to Pages 21-25, Exceptional Operating Performance in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

102-35

Remuneration policies

Refer to our 2018 Annual Report.

102-36

Process for determining remuneration 

Refer to our 2018 Annual Report.

102-37

Stakeholders’ involvement in remuneration 

Refer to our 2018 Annual Report.

102-38

Annual total compensation ratio

Refer to our 2018 Annual Report.

102-39

Percentage increase in annual total compensation ratio

Refer to our 2018 Annual Report.

102-16

Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior

Refer to our Code of Business Ethics and Core Values.

103-2

The management approach and its components 

Refer to Page 20, Sustainability is Foundational to John Deere's Success in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Refer to Pages 21-25, Exceptional Operating Performance in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

201-1

Direct economic value generated and distributed

Refer to Page 22, Exceptional Operating Performance in our 2019 Sustainability Report. and our 2018 Annual Report.

201-2

Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change

Refer to our 2018 Annual Report.

201-3

Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans

Refer to our 2018 Annual Report.

201-4

Financial assistance received from government

Refer to our 2018 Annual Report.

202-1

Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage 

Refer to our 2018 Annual Report.

202-2

Proportion of senior management hired from the local community

Refer to our 2018 Annual Report.

203-1

Infrastructure investments and services supported

Refer to our 2018 Annual Report.

203-2

Significant indirect economic impacts

Refer to our 2018 Annual Report.

204-1

Proportion of spending on local suppliers 

Refer to our 2018 Annual Report.

301-1

Materials used by weight or volume

Refer to our CDP Response.

301-2

Recycled input materials used

Refer to our CDP Response.

302-1

Energy consumption within the organization

Refer to our CDP Response.

302-2

Energy consumption outside of the organization

Refer to our CDP Response.

302-3

Energy intensity

Refer to our CDP Response.

302-4

Reduction of energy consumption

Refer to our CDP Response.

302-5

Reductions in energy requirements of products and services

Refer to our CDP Response.

303-1

Interactions with water as a shared resource 

Refer to Page 33, Using Water Responsibly and Recycling Waste in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

303-2

Management of water discharge-related impacts 

Refer to Page 33, Using Water Responsibly and Recycling Waste in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

303-3

Water withdrawal 

Refer to our CDP Response.

303-4

Water discharge   

Refer to our CDP Response.

303-5

Water consumption 

Refer to our CDP Response.

305-1

Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

Refer to our CDP Response.

305-2

Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

Refer to our CDP Response.

305-3

Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

Refer to our CDP Response.

305-4

GHG emissions intensity

Refer to Page 32, Sustainable Energy Use in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

305-5

Reduction of GHG emissions

Refer to Page 32, Sustainable Energy Use in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

305-6

Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS)

Refer to our CDP Response.

305-7

Nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur oxides (SOX), and other significant air emissions

Refer to our CDP Response.

306-2

Waste by type and disposal method

Refer to Page 33, Sustainable Energy Use in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

301-3

Reclaimed products and their packaging materials

Refer to Page 52, Product Sustainability in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

401-1

New employee hires and employee turnover [This Standard includes a Standard Interpretation on how to calculate the rates of new employee hires and employee turnover.]

Refer to Page 43, Extraordinary Global Talent in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

401-2

Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees

Refer to Benefits and Page 39, Extraordinary Global Talent of our 2019 Sustainability Report.

401-3

Parental leave 

Refer to Benefits and Page 39 of our 2019 Sustainability Report.

403-1

Occupational health and safety management system

Refer to Pages 28-30, Workplace Health and Safety in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

403-2

Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation

Refer to Pages 28-30, Workplace Health and Safety in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

403-3

Occupational health services

Refer to Pages 28-30, Workplace Health and Safety in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

403-4

Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safety

Refer to Pages 28-30, Workplace Health and Safety in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

403-5

Worker training on occupational health and safety

Refer to Pages 28-30, Workplace Health and Safety in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

403-6

Promotion of worker health

Refer to Pages 28-30, Workplace Health and Safety in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

403-7

Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationships

Refer to Pages 28-30, Workplace Health and Safety in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

403-8

Workers covered by an occupational health and safety management system 

Refer to Pages 28-30, Workplace Health and Safety in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

403-9

Work-related injuries

Refer to Pages 28-30, Workplace Health and Safety in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

403-10

Work-related ill health

Refer to Pages 28-30, Workplace Health and Safety in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

404-2

Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs

Refer to Page 42, Extraordinary Global Talent in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

405-1

Diversity of governance bodies and employees

Refer to Pages 38, Extraordinary Global Talent and Pages 21, Exceptional Operating Performance in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

405-2

Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men

Refer to Page 70, Pay Ratio Disclosure in our 2019 Proxy.

414-1

New suppliers that were screened using social criteria

Refer to Page 34, Supply Chain in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

414-2

Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

Refer to Page 34, Supply Chain in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

407-1

Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk

Refer to Page 34, Supply Chain in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

408-1

Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child labor

Refer to Page 34, Supply Chain in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

409-1

Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor

Refer to Page 34, Supply Chain in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

103-2

The management approach and its components

Refer to Page 24, Governance in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

205-1

Operations assessed for risks related to corruption

Analysis of risk is conducted by various areas of the organization, including but not limited to: the business unit itself, the Center for Global Business Conduct, Internal Audit, and the Law Department. Due to the nature of our manufacturing operations, this is a low risk issue.

205-2

Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures

100% of salaried workforce receives training in this area.

205-3

Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken

100% of incidents are investigated and resolved appropriately.

415-1

Political contributions

414-1

New suppliers that were screened using social criteria

Refer to Page 34, Supply Chain in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

416-1

Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories

Refer to Page 12, Uniquely Positioned to Deliver Sustainable Outcomes in our 2019 Sustainability Report.

102-2

Activities, brands, products, and services

Refer to our 2018 Annual Report.

418-1

Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data

Refer to Page 25, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy in our 2019 Sustainability Report.