ENDURING. INNOVATING. EMPOWERING.
At The Toro Company, sustainability is engrained in our purpose, our actions and our approach to doing business. It starts with a genuine desire to help our customers solve their most important challenges in a sustainable way and extends to improving the rapidly changing world we live in. Not only is sustainability at the heart of how we innovate and develop new products and technologies, it also influences daily operations including the way we invest in our people, the way we compete and win in the right way and it is also displayed in our dedication to serving customers and giving back to global communities.
Sustainability is at the core of our purpose and culture. We are building on the foundation we created to meet the demands of our stakeholders, while pushing ourselves to achieve even greater things in the future. The creativity, passion and dedication of our talented teams around the world fuel our competitive advantage in the markets we serve and lend a compassionate hand to the communities we support.
Chairman and CEO, The Toro Company
Making An Impact
We have established performance goals which will help us drive change in a meaningful way. Those goals include:
- Increase the number of women and racial and ethnic minorities in leadership positions by at least 20% as compared to fiscal 2021.
- Increase battery and hybrid product sales to at least 20% of total adjusted net sales (motorized product sales) by fiscal 2025.
- Reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by at least 15% by fiscal 2025 as compared to fiscal 2019.
We are aligning with specific United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as outlined in our report, to direct our strategic actions to achieve the greatest impact. At TTC, we are committed to addressing these global challenges by developing viable, long-term solutions for the future.
In November 2021, The Toro Company named Blake Grams to a newly created role as Vice President of Sustainability, Business Analytics and Process Improvement. This move further signals our commitment to accelerating change and delivering measurable results for our stakeholders.
Since our beginning, our commitment to ethics and integrity has guided our actions. We are dedicated to business transparency, and integrity is a guiding principle in all that we do. Together, our ethics and integrity inspire our employees to win the right way.
Our Sustainability Focus and Commitments
Our focus on sustainability, including Environmental, Social and Governance (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. Learn more.
Our people are the foundation of our success. To attract and retain the best talent, we focus on creating meaningful work, ensuring the safety of our workplace, promoting employee growth, development and wellness, and supporting the uniqueness of each employee. We also value the communities in which we live and work and give back through volunteering and financial support. Learn more.
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 the most innovative products with the highest possible performance and efficiency. We utilize robust product design, test and manufacturing processes that help ensure our products serve the purpose for which they are intended in a reliable and safe manner. Learn more.
Our process is the driving force behind our dedication to operational excellence and resource efficiency in our integrated supply chain. Led by our enduring commitment to quality, we focus on continuous improvement and innovation as we continue to deliver the top-quality products our customers and partners have come to expect for over a century. Learn more.