Our Sustainability Focus and Commitments
Our focus on sustainability, including ESG priorities, underpins our purpose of enriching the beauty, productivity and sustainability of the land. Sustainability is the foundation of our strategic priorities, and we are committed to leveraging innovation to reduce the impact of our operations, products and services. We integrate sustainable considerations to deliver innovative products and solutions, and our corporate strategy, industry leadership and expertise help guide our efforts.
To direct our efforts, we conducted an internal sustainability materiality assessment to identify ESG areas and topics of importance to The Toro Company. As a result, we developed four sustainability pillars to guide strategic actions and disclose topics of importance.
- Planning: Commitment to embed sustainability into our culture by enhancing our strategic approach to sustainability initiatives, providing more transparency and supporting our pillars and program development.
- People: Commitment to promote the growth, development, health, safety and wellness of our employees and give back.
- Product: Commitment to develop innovative, safe and high-quality products that yield performance, productivity and environmental benefits for our customers.
- Process: Commitment to continuous improvement of operational and resource efficiency; energy, water, and waste management; and Lean management across our value chain.
Managing Our Commitment
To manage The Toro Company’s global sustainability strategy, our Vice President of Sustainability, Business Analytics and Process Improvement and the Sustainability Committee direct actions and monitor progress. To understand the industry landscape for sustainability, we benchmarked sustainability best practices, as well as risks and opportunities, for disclosure, actions and metrics. Results informed the development of our 2025 sustainability goals and highlighted additional opportunities for action including support for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more.
Supporting United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide a blueprint for governments, businesses and civil society organizations to address the most pressing environmental and social issues globally. We are committed to addressing these global challenges by helping to build solutions for future generations. We have identified six goals where we are best placed to make significant contribution with details on our programs and impacts to date. Learn more.
ESG industry memberships and leadership allows The Toro Company to gain insight on relevant issues and provides opportunities to support solutions. Our teams actively engage with organizations and peer network groups focused on sustainability issues including recycling programs, water management, product safety and alternative power as a response to climate change. Learn more.