Deere & Company Joins EPA's Climate Leaders Program

    MOLINE, Ill., March 22 /CNW/ -- As a part of its continued commitment to
sustainable practices, Deere & Company announced today its participation in
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Climate Leaders program. 
By joining Climate Leaders, John Deere has pledged to further reduce its
corporate-wide greenhouse gas emissions.
    Launched in 2002, Climate Leaders is a voluntary industry-government
partnership that works with companies to develop long-term comprehensive
climate change strategies. Partners set a corporate-wide greenhouse gas
reduction goal and inventory their emissions to measure progress.
    "John Deere has a long heritage of serving customers linked to the land,
which has led to a natural focus on environmental stewardship," said Laurie
Zelnio, director, safety, environment and standards at Deere & Company.  "We
join EPA Climate Leaders to demonstrate a continued commitment to
environmental stewardship as we implement strategies that help our businesses,
customers and partners find solutions to reducing their environmental
footprint and preserving natural resources."
    John Deere introduced an energy efficiency program at its North American
units in 1972.  Between 1972 and 2006, Deere's energy conservation programs
have reduced its total greenhouse gas emissions 63 percent per production ton.
Besides tracking and finding ways to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from
its operations, John Deere's strategy to address climate change encompasses
product design and research and development.
    John Deere (Deere & Company) (NYSE:   DE) is the world's leading provider
of advanced products and services for agriculture and forestry and a major
provider of advanced products and services for construction, lawn and turf
care, landscaping and irrigation. John Deere also provides financial services
worldwide and manufactures and markets engines used in heavy equipment. Since
it was founded in 1837, the company has extended its heritage of integrity,
quality, commitment and innovation around the globe.
    For more information about Climate Leaders, visit .

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For further information: Mary Leonard, Manager, News Services, of Deere
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