Deere & Company Sets Goal To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Deere & Company recently announced plans to further reduce its total global greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent per dollar of revenue from 2005 to 2014. The company has committed to the reduction goal in conjunction with its participation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leaders program, which Deere joined in 2007.

“John Deere’s greenhouse gas reduction goal shows the company’s commitment to sustainable practices and environmental stewardship,” said Laurie Zelnio, Director, Safety, Environment and Standards at Deere & Company. John Deere locations worldwide will implement energy-saving projects to meet the target.

Climate Leaders is a voluntary industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop long-term comprehensive climate change strategies. Participants set a corporate-wide greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal and annually report their progress to the EPA. Through program participation, companies create a credible record of their accomplishments, reduce their impact on the global environment, and identify themselves as corporate climate leaders.

John Deere’s energy management program began in 1973 and requires company operations to implement energy-conservation initiatives and track energy use. In response to international global-warming concerns, Deere added a worldwide greenhouse gas emissions inventory program in 2003.

Deere’s direct greenhouse gas emissions come from operations such as foundry, heat-treat, painting, powerhouse, and testing. Indirect emissions result from demand for electricity or steam.

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