We want to help the world do more with less — as innovatively as possible. Our commitment to extraordinary quality and our focus on problem solving have allowed us to tackle our customers’ toughest challenges. We are dedicated to providing innovative products with the highest possible performance and efficiency, and expanding our suite of battery electric and smart-connected solutions across our portfolio. Our robust product design, test and manufacturing processes help ensure our products serve their intended purpose in a reliable and safe manner.
Customer and environmental needs drive our innovation priorities. Through our products and services, we aim to solve customer problems and help achieve sustainability goals. Our Center for Technology, Research and Innovation engages leading agronomists and engineers in the research and development of new, innovative products. They assist our businesses in the product development phases focused on water conservation, energy efficiency, labor optimization and research and partnerships for innovation.
Our product design and development processes include rigorous protocols for safety, and we ensure that all of our products comply with mandatory safety standards. We also design our products in accordance with applicable voluntary safety standards and certify our products to relevant third-party standards. During the product design and development process, we conduct robust product testing in different environments and conditions to assess our products’ safety and confirm they meet customer needs.
During product design, we evaluate our packaging with end-of-life in mind. We thoughtfully consider potential minimization efforts that include decreasing reliance on non-recyclable materials, minimizing the use of plastics and, where possible, redesigning to use fewer materials. Over the last 15 years, our teams have implemented several returnable retailer container programs that replace the need for wooden crates and carboard boxes to prevent waste from entering the landfill. Learn more.
Energy Use and Emissions
Creating energy-efficient products is one of the most important ways we strive to contribute to addressing global climate risks. Such products contribute to environmental stewardship and result in lower cost of ownership for our customers by reducing energy costs over the life of a product. We ensure power supplies and battery chargers used on our electric-powered products meet applicable energy efficiency regulations, including those administered by the California Energy Commission, U.S. Department of Energy and Natural Resources Canada.
Water Use and Conservation
Water stewardship remains a key area of focus as we work to support our landscape, golf and agricultural customers with precision technologies to best manage the water resources critical to their operations. Leveraging research from our Center for Technology, Research and Innovation team and our product development process, we design products to enhance water stewardship across our industries. Learn more.