MOLINE, Ill. – Deere & Co. has been named one of the world’s most ethical companies as determined by the Ethisphere Institute.

Deere has earned the recognition for all 12 years the institute has completed the research and is one of only a dozen companies to have done so. In 2018, 135 honorees were recognized, spanning 23 countries and 57 industries.

“Our record of success is anchored by an unwavering commitment to ethical behavior and doing the right things in the right way,” said Sam Allen, chairman and chief executive officer at Deere & Co. “We have a responsibility to uphold the standards of honor and integrity that have defined Deere over its history.”

The institute assesses company performance across ethics and compliance, corporate citizenship and responsibility, culture of ethics, governance and leadership, and innovation and reputation.