Operational Efficiency

The Toro Company continually seeks to improve its energy efficiency and reduce the environmental footprint of its global manufacturing facilities. We have implemented environmental, health and safety management systems at our facilities. We also engage in periodic external audits to assure compliance with all national, regional and local environmental requirements – in addition to reducing water usage, waste and energy where possible.

  • The Toro Company’s Tomah, Wisconsin, manufacturing facility, which produces professional equipment sold worldwide, is registered as ISO 14001:2004 compliant. This requires integration of environmental protections and compliance into all aspects of the business to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Our irrigation testing facility in Riverside, CA, includes a closed-loop system that utilizes filtered, recycled water to minimize overall water and energy consumption.
  • The Toro Company installed exhaust-scrubbing equipment to reduce carbon monoxide and other contaminants by more than 90 percent at its engineering test facility in Bloomington, Minnesota.
  • The company's global manufacturing facilities further reduce environmental impacts by:
    • Recycling steel, aluminum, plastics, cardboard packaging and paper.
    • Recovering and reusing powder (paint) coating.
    • Recycling water used in production through a wastewater treatment system.
    • Replacing certain cleaning systems with new systems for reduced energy and water requirements.
    • Replacing inefficient lighting fixtures to reduce our energy usage and carbon footprint.
    • Recycle and reuse 90+ percent of plastic scrap generated by manufacturing drip irrigation products by recovering and reusing them in our processes.
  • The company has implemented a rainwater collection and redistribution system at its facility in Adelaide, Australia, to irrigate the grounds.
  • Where feasible, The Toro Company transports product components from suppliers to our facilities in reusable or recyclable packaging. 
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Environmental, Health and Safety Policy

At The Toro Company, we take pride in our responsibility to employees, customers, shareholders and the environment. For more than 100 years, we have cultivated our reputation around trusted relationships and constant innovation to help our customers enrich the beauty, productivity and sustainability of the land.

We are committed to the protection of the environment and the well-being of our employees and contractors and, accordingly, we continue to strive to:

  • Comply with applicable federal, state, local, and international laws and regulations governing environmental protection and healthy and safe working environments;
  • Consider environmental and safety factors in connection with the design and manufacturing of new products;
  • Minimize the environmental impacts of manufacturing through responsible operating practices, including resource conservation, pollution prevention and recycling practices; and
  • Improve environmental, health and safety performance.
ISO 14001:2004

The Toro Company’s Tomah, Wisconsin, manufacturing facility, which produces professional equipment sold worldwide, is registered as ISO 14001:2004 compliant. This requires integration of environmental protections and compliance into all aspects of the business to ensure continuous improvement.

The internationally recognized ISO 14001 certification assures that recipient businesses fully consider the environmental impact of their practices. It requires evaluation of the site’s compliance status with all applicable environmental regulations. If the site is not in compliance, a corrective action plan is required to achieve compliance before the registration is granted. A matrix of environmental risk is created and reviewed annually to identify continuous improvement projects for the location. These projects are monitored with milestones and deadlines. Any training or documentation needed to maintain compliance and continuous improvement is delivered, and careful records must be kept.

The Toro Company’s Tomah manufacturing facility has also been recognized by the Wisconsin environmental program, Green Tier, for the excellence of its environmental programs.

Recycle, Reuse and Reduce
  • Our irrigation testing facility in Riverside, CA, includes a closed-loop system that utilizes filtered, recycled water to minimize overall water and energy consumption.

  • The Toro Company installed exhaust-scrubbing equipment to reduce carbon monoxide and other contaminants by more than 90 percent at its engineering test facility in Bloomington, Minnesota.

  • The company's global manufacturing facilities further reduce environmental impacts by:
    • Recycling steel, aluminum, plastics, cardboard packaging and paper.
    • Recovering and reusing powder (paint) coating.
    • Recycling water used in production through a wastewater treatment system.
    • Replacing certain cleaning systems with new systems for reduced energy and water requirements.
    • Replacing inefficient lighting fixtures to reduce our energy usage and carbon footprint.
    • Recycle and reuse 90+ percent of plastic scrap generated by manufacturing drip irrigation products by recovering and reusing them in our processes.

  • The company has implemented a rainwater collection and redistribution system at its facility in Adelaide, Australia, to irrigate the grounds.

  • Where feasible, The Toro Company transports product components from suppliers to our facilities in reusable or recyclable packaging.
Health and Safety

The Toro Company provides its employees and contractors with a safe workplace by identifying risks and eliminating the causes of occupational injuries and illnesses at all facilities.

Health and Safety Program

Toro focuses on reducing workplace injuries and incidents. Key elements of the company's health and safety culture include periodic review of metrics and the circumstances of each injury, in addition to the following:

  • Effective accident and incident investigations.

  • Monthly executive review of each injury, its cause, and corrective actions for all manufacturing sites.

  • Quarterly executive review of our progress toward injury reduction goals, initiatives and issues.

  • Annual goal setting for total recordable injury, lost-time injury, and injury severity reductions for each site.

  • Annual Board review of programs and results.

Operational Systems

Toro maintains effective site programs to assure each employee has the training and supervision needed to work safely. Our site programs include:

  • Periodic external audits to assure compliance with all national, regional and local safety and health requirements.

  • Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems that facilitate integration of OHS considerations into the overall management of the site.

  • Monitoring of workplace exposures to chemicals, noise, dust and other health and safety measurements to assure safe working conditions.

  • Comprehensive training in health and safety measures for workers and supervisors.

Our Company

At The Toro Company, we take great pride in helping our customers enrich the beauty, productivity, and sustainability of the land. Founded in 1914, The Toro Company was built on a tradition of quality and caring relationships. Today, the company is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf maintenance, snow and ice management, landscape, rental and specialty construction equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. Through a strong network of professional distributors, dealers and retailers in more than 125 countries, we proudly offer a wide range of products across a family of global brands to help golf courses, professional contractors, groundskeepers, agricultural growers, rental companies, government and educational institutions, and homeowners – in addition to many leading sports venues and historic sites around the world.