How has Toro helped sustainable golf in the last 10 years?

By: February 5, 2024

The Toro Company continues to uphold its pledge to promote sustainability in golf as it extends its strategic partnership with the GEO Sustainable Golf Foundation for another decade.

For years, The Toro Company has been an inspiration in the realm of golf sustainability. Their efforts towards research and innovation have led to significant advancements in water stewardship, hybrid and electric technology, emissions, and fuel efficiency.

They continue to set a shining example for others to follow.

The Toro Company GEO Foundation partnership

In parallel, The Toro Company’s sustainability efforts extend to golf courses and organizations, and through The Toro Company Foundation Giving Program, The Toro Company has contributed consistently to

  • sustainable golf advocacy,
  • industry engagement,
  • and the development of knowledge, programs, and tools. 

The Toro Company’s support for GEO Sustainable Golf Foundation over the past decade has, alongside other partners and supporters, delivered an accelerating range of tangible outcomes, including:  

  • A dedicated, accredited, and endorsed system for sustainable golf comprising standards, online programs, verification, certification, and data-driven reporting and claims.
  • A highly accessible, easy, and productive pathway for grassroots clubs to engage in – from the Sustainable Golf Pledge to the OnCourse program to Annual Sustainable Golf Scorecards to third-party certification and promotion.
  • Sustainable Golf Highlights knowledge-sharing hub already has over 2000 tried and tested examples of sustainable golf in action.
  • A suite of custom-built carbon calculators for golf facilities, tournaments, and organizations.
  • A special ‘Sustainable Golf Champion’ program for professional golfers.

At the close of 2023, sustainable golf strategies, programs and tools, certification, and impact reporting were being utilized in over 70 countries – involving associations, facilities, new developments, tournaments, and companies.  

Over 600,000 Sustainable Golf Indicators are being tracked in the Sustainable Golf Database, stewarded with and for golf bodies.  

The Toro Company GEO Foundation partnership extended