Sanderson Farms
Food Beverage and Tobacco

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk


Cargill scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Cargill increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Cargill forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Cargill is a corporate partner of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and pledged $10 million to BLM and related causes. The company is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Its CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge and has supported the Equality Act. Cargill opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. For these reasons, Cargill receives a High Risk rating.

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