Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM)
ADM has not publicly terminated relationships with clients based on viewpoint differences. It lacks viewpoint protections in its internal policies, however. In practice, ADM has not used its corporate power to support ideological causes or organizations hostile to freedom of expression. The company will permit gift-matching donations to religious organizations as long as they are not church specific and serve the greater community. For these reasons, ADM receives a "Lower Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
ADM has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views. The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means ADM has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
ADM’s gift matching program will not match employee donations to houses of worship or church-affiliated programs but will donate to “multi-denomination, faith-based organizations with a U.S. 501(c)(3) registration, primarily engaged in providing social services.” As such, ADM will match donations to companies such as Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, and Girl Scouts (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
ADM does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
There are no publicly known examples of ADM using its corporate image to support ideological policies.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
ADM’s PAC contributions are bipartisan and in accordance with business interests (1).
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March 21, 2023
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