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The Toro Company Invests In Game Of Golf And Sustainability

Apr 06, 2017  |   Golf

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Toro Company has announced its continued support in helping to advance sustainability in and through the game of golf, with a recent grant awarded to the Golf Environment Organization (GEO), an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the global golf community establish leadership in environmental enhancement, resource efficiency and community value.

The investment will directly support the organization’s core work which is entirely focused on sustainability and golf, including credible advocacy, communications and capacity building; research and innovation; development and management of solutions; and external relations.

Kelli Jerome GEO Director said: " The Toro Company’s continued support for the work we do to help the golf industry extend its values to nature and people is essential. 

At a time when the industry is looking to scale the impact of the credible and innovative sustainability platform created with and for golf, this contribution provides valuable capacity, to put golf ahead of the curve in addressing some of the big issues that will effect long term growth and viability of the sport. At the same time, golf will also be able to play a stronger role supporting the world’s sustainable development goals."

“For the last three years, we have supported and worked closely with GEO,” said Judson McNeil of The Toro Company. “We are confident in the innovation and ambition shown by their team, and the ever-growing network of partners and program participants. We believe GEO fills a vital role in the golf industry, bridging golf and the modern sustainability movement; contributing specialized expertise and strategy; providing practical, scalable solutions which generate real positive impact; and, helping golf credibly communicate its social and environmental benefits.”

With this announcement, Toro remains a Premier Corporate Partner and key stakeholder in the collective and collaborative platform developed to help drive sustainability in and through golf.  

Judson McNeil  |  Toro Community Relations  |  952-887-8870  |  judson.mcneil@toro.com

About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf, snow and ground engaging equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $2.4 billion in fiscal 2016, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 90 countries. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, Toro and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers care for golf courses, landscapes, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural fields. For more information, visit www.toro.com.

About Golf Environment Organization
GEO (Golf Environment Organization) is an international not-for-profit organization, dedicated to helping a global golf community establish leadership in environmental enhancement, resource efficiency and community value. GEO offers practical guidance to golf facilities, developments and tournaments through the OnCourse® programmes, along with administering a credible, third party assessed voluntary sustainability standard system, GEO Certified®. GEO is a full member of the ISEAL Alliance and a Social Enterprise Mark Holder.