Diversity Equity & Inclusion

Group of employees around a tractor

 

We run together

The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructure in villages, towns, and megacities. We believe by strengthening the diversity of our workforce, we can give everyone their chance to leap forward. That’s why we celebrate diversity, champion equity, and promote inclusiveness so every employee can make the greatest impact as their true self.

 

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Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

The best culture is one that brings out the best in all of us. John Deere Employee Resource Groups are company-sponsored, employee-run organizations that are built around common interests or experiences to build a better, more inclusive business environment, such as:

  • ABLEd
  • Asian Connection
  • BERG (Black Employee Resource Group)
  • HOLA
  • MERG (Military Employee Resource Group)
  • Multicultural
  • NEON (New & Experienced Organizational Network)
  • PCC (Parents & Caregivers Connection)
  • Rainbow (LGBTQ)
  • FLEX (Flexibility Leads to Excellence)
  • WIO (Women in Operations)
  • WomenREACH

      

Read how the first black female factory manager in John Deere history is leading by example

The Power of Persistence

Rosalind “Roz” Fox went from stocking shelves at a department store to running a billion-dollar factory because she never let anything – or anyone – define her dreams.

      

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Pronouns

We encourage employees to use their personal pronouns (such as he/him/his, she/her/hers, they/them/theirs) in internal and external communications, including email correspondence and email signatures.

Not only is this a sign of mutual respect, it's practical for our global company. With employees and customers on six continents, communicating among many languages can be challenging at times. Names, whether they are in your native language or not, aren't always transparent to gender and gender expression. Sharing pronouns promotes clear, respectful communication for everyone.