Deere among world's most ethical companies for eighth straight year

Deere among world's most ethical companies for eighth straight year 
MOLINE, Ill., March 20, 2014 /CNW/ - For the eighth consecutive year, Deere & 
Company has been included on Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical 
Companies" list. The research-based Ethisphere Institute is dedicated to the 
creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, 
corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. 
Deere was among 144 companies honored after evaluations were conducted of each 
company's corporate ethics and compliance program; overall reputation, 
leadership and innovation; corporate governance; corporate citizenship and 
responsibility; and company culture concerning ethics. 
Timothy Erblich, chief executive officer of Ethisphere, said, "The entire 
community of World's Most Ethical Companies believe that customers, employees, 
investors and regulators place a high premium on trust and that ethics and 
good governance are key in earning it. Deere & Company joins an exclusive 
community committed to driving performance through leading business practices." 
The Ethisphere Institute reported that honorees promote ethical business 
standards and practices internally that exceed legal compliance minimums and 
shape future industry standards. The list was made final after Ethisphere 
reviewed and analyzed hundreds of nominations from around the globe. 
Assessment of company data that was then verified by careful independent 
research resulted in an Ethics Quotient for each company. Those companies with 
the highest EQ scores in each industry were named to the final list. Companies 
from 22 countries and 41 industries were represented on this year's list. 
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products 
and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked 
to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon 
the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, 
shelter and infrastructure. For more information, visit John Deere at its 
worldwide website at

SOURCE  Deere & Company 
Eric Hodson, Manager, Strategic Public Relations, 309-765-5191 
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