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Community Involvement

December 1, 2008

John Deere is involved in the community in 3 ways; global involvement, corporate contributions, and volunteerism.

The global philanthropy of John Deere says that, “John Deere organizations around the world choose to invest in their communities, to support local needs and customs and enrich the lives of those who have a stake in our success.” John Deere has foundations established in several countries around the world. They are active in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, and Europe. John Deere partners with both public and private organizations in these countries, “to improve communities and provide active leadership in growth and development initiatives.” They also strongly encourage all of their employees worldwide to get involved in local communities.

As stated on their website the goal of their corporate contributions is, “Our corporate contributions programs are intended to support activities in John Deere communities that make them vital places for our employees to live and work.” John Deere has built sponsorships with organizations such as the National FFA, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the National 4-H Council, the U.S. Jaycees Outstanding Young Farmer program, Skills U.S.A., and Minorities in Agriculture, National Resources and other related Sciences, or MANRRS. The John Deere corporation also provides support in the communities in which their employees live and work (not including dealerships which are private businesses). They believe that, “by building healthy communities, we improve the quality of life for our employees and their families, friends, and neighbors”

John Deere is also has very stron opinions about their employees volunteering in their communities. “Our company’s support for community participation and volunteerism traces its origin to our founder John Deere and his descendants. Today our employees actively carry on this legacy with their hearts and hands.” John Deere has a long history of volunteering and their employees continue that legacy today. Some of the organizations supported by John Deere employees are United Way, Junior Achievement, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, and many other community organizations. Many John Deere employees and retirees also volunteer in their communities through churches, schools and other organizations.

Information taken from the community Involvement page on the John Deere website