Irrigation equipment and mowers
Founded in 1914.
|The Toro Company||USA||website|
|The Toro Company|
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 12/100 in the Machinery and Electrical Equipment category of the 2019 SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices. The rankings are based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
[Source 2019][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Leading makers of lawnmovers, including Toro, knowingly misrepresented, and significantly overstated, the horsepower of some of their products. As the price for lawn mowers is linked to the horsepower of the engine - the higher the horsepower, the more expensive the lawn mower - defendants' alleged misconduct caused consumers to purchase expensive lawn mowers that provided lower horsepower than advertised. In August 2010, the Court approved a $65 million settlement of the class action.
[Source 2010][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
Toro donates at least two percent of its domestic pre-tax earnings to its communities each year.
[Source 2012][More on Finance]
This company is a member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative), which helps companies address conflict minerals issues in their supply chains. The RMI provides information on conflict-free smelters and refiners, common tools to gather sourcing information, and forums for exchanging best practices on addressing conflict minerals. Membership is open to companies that use or transact in tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold (3TG). Founded in 2008 by members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative.
[Source 2019][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||US$1.9 billion in 2011|
|# Employees||4,797 in 2011|
|Subsidiaries||Toro Australia Pty Ltd|
|Address||Bloomington, Minnesota, USA|
Products / BrandsToro Australia
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