Awards and Recognition
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Recognition for our Water Leadership
In 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized The Toro Company with a WaterSense® Excellence Award for outstanding efforts to defeat water waste and promote WaterSense. The Toro Company was honored for its leadership in improving water efficiency through education and product development, in addition to the launch of the Land. Water. Thrive. global philanthropic initiative.
Since 2006, The Toro Company and more than 2,000 other WaterSense partners have helped consumers save more than 3.4 trillion gallons of water – enough water to supply all U.S. households for four months. WaterSense-labeled products and homes have also helped reduce the amount of energy needed to heat, pump and treat water by 462.5 billion kilowatt hours – enough to power more than 44.4 million U.S. homes for a year and save $84.2 billion in water and energy bills. To learn more, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.
Toro Urban Park Innovation Award
Established in 2017, the Toro Urban Park Innovation Award recognizes innovation in park management and practices. The 2019 award honored the La Lomita Park project, a unique collaboration between Denver’s Parks and Recreation and Public Works agencies. La Lomita is a pilot effort for Denver’s new Green Infrastructure Implementation Strategy, which highlights opportunities to implement green infrastructure in Denver parks. The funds from the award will transform the park into a learning lab by supporting interpretive signage and environmental education.
2019 Employee Award Winners
Each year, The Toro Company honors employees or teams for outstanding achievements and pride in excellence. The Circle of Excellence award was created to recognize employees whose performance, dedication and contribution go beyond The Toro Company’s standard of performance. Employees who obtain new patents on behalf of the company are recognized at our annual Patent Awards. In addition, employees who demonstrate exceptional commitment to volunteerism are recognized by our annual Everyday Hero and Hands of Hope awards.
“Sustaining our natural resources is a key focus in the work we do and the products we bring to market,” says John McPhee, general manager, Toro Irrigation and Lighting Businesses. “We are proud to partner with the EPA to take measurable action to conserve our water resources.”
Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation
In partnership with the Wyland Foundation, The Toro Company co-sponsors the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. In April 2019, residents from thousands of U.S. cities took part in the Challenge, which promotes drought resiliency and water quality. Mayors from 35 states vied to see which city could be the nation’s most “water wise.” Ultimately, residents made 618,144 pledges to change behaviors ranging from fixing home leaks to reducing water pollution. To learn more, visit www.mywaterpledge.com and www.wylandfoundation.org.
The Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is designed to:
- Increase awareness on the importance of water conservation
- Improve water efficiency and promote drought resiliency
- Further improvements in infrastructure and reduce operating costs for cities
- Protect watersheds and ecosystems