Deere & Company released its 2022 Sustainability Report, outlining the company’s progress toward delivering more sustainable solutions for customers, employees, dealers, suppliers, shareholders, and supported communities.
As seen in the report, Deere is making headway on the company’s Leap Ambitions, which are focused, measurable goals to make the company and its customers more efficient, profitable, and sustainable.
“We’re focused on providing customers with solutions that are both economically and environmentally sustainable,” said Deere’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John C. May. “Additionally, Deere’s people strategy prioritizes investing in our people, ensuring we have the talent we need to continue innovating for our customers.”
In 2022, the company achieved a 29 per cent cumulative reduction of operational greenhouse gas emissions since 2017, far surpassing its original goal of 15 per cent. Deere increased its waste recycling to 84 per cent and surpassed its 2022 renewable electricity goal of 50 per cent.
With a focus on reducing the environmental impact of the company’s complete value chain, Deere committed to science-based Scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas reduction targets, which were validated during the year by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Deere is investing in alternative power solutions across its broad portfolio of products, such as electrification, hybrid technology, and biofuels, to deliver on its goal of reducing tailpipe emissions.
Deere’s full 2022 Sustainability Report also highlights the company’s work toward:
- Extending the full life cycle of products through sustainable product design and remanufacturing;
- Reducing operational greenhouse gas emissions with energy efficient and renewable technologies; and
- Recruiting and retaining diverse talent to create a more equitable workplace and naming the company’s first Chief People Officer.
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