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John Deere Recognized on “World’s Most Ethical Companies” List

Friday, March 8, 2013

John Deere & Company recognized as one of the most ethical companies
John Deere & Company recognized as one of the most ethical companies

For the seventh consecutive year, Deere & Company has been recognized on Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical Companies" list for promoting ethical business standards and practices internally, exceeding legal compliance minimums and shaping future industry standards by introducing best practices today. This is according to the latest “most ethical” results from the Ethisphere Institute.

The list shows Deere is one of seven companies to be recognized for superior ethics in the industrial manufacturing industry.

Samuel R. Allen, chairman and chief executive officer at John Deere, commented on his company’s recognition on the “most ethical” list in a recent press release. "Our core values of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation are a source of inspiration for Deere employees and dealers around the world. This focus on how we do business has earned John Deere the loyalty of generations of customers whose work is linked to the land."

This year’s list included a record 145 companies, much in part due to the growing interest among companies to submit nominations. Alex Brigham, executive director of Ethisphere, also said in the Deere release, “More companies applied for the World's Most Ethical Companies recognition this year than any year in the past, which demonstrates that ethical activity is an important part of many of these companies' business models. We are also seeing more companies be proactive and create new initiatives that expand ethics programs and cultures across entire industries.”

Deere was recognized on this year’s list among other industrial manufacturing companies including: Eaton Corporation, Honeywell International, Kennametal Inc., Milliken & Company, Schneider Electric, and The Timkin Company.

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