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As a global manufacturer, John Deere strives to conduct business in a way that safeguards employees, customers, community neighbors and the environment. In the company's view, conducting business this way is a necessary part of its pursuit of sustainable growth and performance that endures.
Deere's operating processes reflect a commitment to environmental protection through energy- efficient systems and waste reduction and elimination. When investing in new products, approaches or technologies, John Deere gives preference to those that have the most favorable environmental impact and safeguard customers.
Deere's Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) policy requires compliance with all applicable EHS regulations wherever the company does business. Deere makes EHS considerations a priority in business planning, provides financial and human resources for EHS programs, monitors performance, and promotes healthy workplaces.
John Deere's environmental stewardship and commitment to workplace safety are integrated into the company's operations throughout the world by the John Deere EHS Management System. The system includes a set of formal, documented processes for controlling and continuously improving environmental, health and safety measures.
John Deere considers environmental protection and employee safety to be the responsibility of all employees. Along with training at initial employee-orientation sessions, there is a required curriculum for global unit managers, and intermediate and advanced curricula for EHS professionals.