Achieve safety excellence through increased focus on leading indicators, risk reduction, health & safety management systems and prevention.
Reduce environmental impact, including CO2e emissions, on 90% of new products. Increase the use of sustainable materials by growing remanufactured and rebuild sales by 30% and by increasing recyclable, renewable and recycled content.
Sustainable Energy Use
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15% through 50% renewable electricity supply and excellence in energy efficiency.
Use Water Responsibly
Implement water best management practices (BMP) in 100% of water scarce manufacturing locations.
Recycle 85% of total waste.
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.
Tracking and reporting our progress are important steps to our success. Our policies give us structure to help guide us. Read more of our policies on our US site pages: