We support higher living standards and a sustainable environment for people everywhere through our commitment to those linked to the land.
Throughout our history, John Deere has helped our customers meet the challenge of feeding the world through advanced products and services. As global population and demand for food continues to grow, we are focused on improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers by increasing their agricultural production and use of mechanization, thus helping create distinctive and sustainable solutions for world hunger. Specifically, we support projects in the areas of farmer training, value-chain enhancement, and microfinance services through such partners as TechnoServe, PYXERA Global, and Mercy Corps.
As one of our core values, innovation is critical to John Deere's success. But for innovation to thrive, there must be dynamic educational opportunities to teach and inspire our next generation of innovators. Therefore, we invest in projects that offer stimulating, rewarding, and pioneering educational experiences for youth, particularly in our home communities.
In particular, we want to inspire youth to reach their greater potential by improving secondary school graduation rates among at-risk young people in our home communities. We also aspire to increase the number of youth in our home communities who earn engineering, IT, and manufacturing certifications and degrees.
With facilities throughout the world, we understand the important economic impact John Deere makes in our many home communities. Operating a successful business not only supports our employees and others, but creates rich and diverse opportunities for creating economically strong, vibrant, and resilient home communities.
With more than 9.7 billion people inhabiting the globe by 2050, who will feed, clothe, and shelter them? Through John Deere Inspire, we're engaging the next generation of innovators through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.
Through hands-on programs like FIRST®, Project Lead The Way, and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, we help students ages 6 to 18 hone their collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, so they can one day provide solutions to improve the quality of life everywhere.
FIRST grants for 2019 - 2020 season now open.
Project Lead the Way Grants will open in September 2019
Through our global volunteerism program, employees are empowered to make a difference in their communities. Our goal of one million recorded volunteer hours by 2022 supports our commitment to achieve higher and sustainable living standards around the world. Click through the images below to see our employees in action.
We aspire to be a catalyst for positive global change by focusing our energy, intellect, and resources on solving world hunger, empowering others through education, and developing our home communities.
These goals address our commitment to an ever-changing world and the need to protect its most valuable resources – both natural and human.
We operate in a manner that protects our employees, customers, communities, suppliers, and the environment.
Best Global Brands – Interbrand
World’s Most Ethical Companies – Ethisphere Institute
Top 10 Innovative Company in U.S. – American Innovation Index
Corporate Partner of the Year – National Society of Black Engineers
Top Employer recognition in:
Spain (Top Employers Institute)
Germany (Focus magazine)
Brazil (Great Place to Work Institute)
Top 5 Safest Companies – John Deere Iberica, Spain (Business Monitor of Excellence in Prevention, Safety, and Health)
Best of the Automotive Sector – Brazil (AutoData)
Brand of the Year -- Brazil (Fenabrave)
The Big and the Best Ones – John Deere Financial, Brazil (EXAME magazine)
Value 1000 – John Deere Financial, Brazil (Valor Econômico newspaper)
Socially Responsible Company – Mexico (Mexican Center for Philanthropy)
Best Working Mother Companies Award in Mexico – Working Mothers Mexico Institute
LGBTQ ERG of the Year Finalist – Rainbow Employee Resource Group
Read more about our Global Citizenship and Sustainability Report, the GRI Sustainability Index, our U.S. Political Contributions and Advocacy.