Stewardship: TSC's Sustainability Program
We view our Stewardship Program as a process of continuous improvement as we look for ways to become more efficient, eliminate waste and reduce our impact on the environment.
Good for the Future
We call our sustainability program “Stewardship” because we know that we have to be good stewards of the land and our natural resources so that our children and future generations will have the same opportunities we enjoy today. Our stores, our customers and the products we sell all have an impact on our environment. By minimizing that impact, we can help create a healthy environment today and ensure that the rural lifestyle we love is available for future generations. Our Stewardship Program includes partnerships with youth organizations like 4-H and the FFA so we can protect what we have while teaching the next generation to do the same.
Good for Our Stakeholders
With its primary focus on efficiency and eliminating waste, our Stewardship Program is consistent with our Tractor Value System, which is our program of continuous improvement, and offers benefits for all of our stakeholders. In addition to minimizing our impact on the environment, many of our initiatives have the added benefit of reducing costs. Reducing costs enables us to continue to offer our customers everyday low prices. Becoming more efficient provides us with an opportunity to improve our returns to shareholders and provide good jobs for our team members. And our Stewardship Program benefits the local communities we serve by conserving natural resources and reducing waste.
Good for Our Environment
We have made good progress in implementing many changes to our business that have a positive impact on our environment. But we know we have more work to do. That’s why the company has created a Stewardship Steering Committee to lead our sustainability program. It’s composed of eight senior executives charged with developing strategies to promote sustainable practices. This committee meets at least quarterly to set goals, formulate plans and review results. The plans developed by the Steering Committee are implemented throughout the organization.
The careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.
Example: Stewardship of natural resources