MTD’s founders believed in being good stewards of the gifts with which they had been blessed, whether that be the business itself, their communities or the opportunities before them. As a result, stewardship has been a core value of MTD since its inception and remains an integral part of our corporate culture today.
We believe stewardship and responsibility go hand in hand so, at MTD, we strive to have a positive impact on the communities where we do business and to create products that improve the world around us. We embrace sustainable business practices by focusing on the future today, and we seek growth while maintaining a responsible capital structure.
Whether it is inspiring people to care for a public garden or enjoy their own backyard with family and friends, partnering with local organizations or rallying behind a neighborhood in need, community is at the heart of all we do at MTD.
Our employees are active members of their communities, both individually and collectively, and philanthropic and community outreach activities are a regular part of life at each of our locations across the globe. In addition, MTD and our product brands partner with organizations through sponsorship and relationships that share the spirit of our purpose to inspire people to care for and enjoy the outdoors.
We also recognize our employees are an important part of their own communities as well as our MTD family. The MTD Employee Support Foundation provides assistance to employees and their families in times of need.
MTD believes the health, safety, and well-being of our employees is one of our most important responsibilities. As such, we are committed to providing a safe work environment, building a safety-first culture, and making health and safety resources and information available to employees regardless of their job function or location.
To fulfill these commitments, MTD employs a worldwide Health and Safety policy and focuses on the following five pillars of Health and Safety:
- Policies and Objectives
- Risk and Hazard Management
- Promotions and Education
- Organizational Engagement and Accountability
In addition to complying with all applicable health and safety laws, directives, regulations, and other requirements applicable to our business, MTD strives for Health and Safety program excellence and building a culture where all employees embrace health and safety as part of their responsibility.
As part of our business, we strive for environmentally responsible operations our customers and consumers can feel good about. We are also passionate about quality, innovation, and operational excellence. As a result, we strive to create efficient and effective processes and exceptional products that enrich the lives of others and inspire people to care for outdoor spaces.
MTD is committed to operating in an economically sustainable manner while considering the finite nature of our natural resources. We evaluate and mitigate the impact our activities and products have on the environment by applying the Four Rs thought process: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. We engage and challenge all stakeholders to improve efficiency and to help in reducing energy and waste.