CHS, one of the nation's largest farming cooperatives, does not end business partnerships due to viewpoints or beliefs. It has not used its corporate power to promote an agenda or support ideological causes. Although the cooperative does not have viewpoint protections, it has demonstrated its willingness to work with people regardless of their beliefs. For these reasons, CHS 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.
There are no known instances of CHS firing anyone because of their political or religious beliefs. Its Equal Employment Opportunity policy dictates that its policy extends to “others who represent CHS and all subsidiaries, business units, partnerships, and joint ventures where CHS exercises control (1).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
CHS does not protect against viewpoint discrimination in its Equal Employment Opportunity policy (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
There is no known instance of CHS using its corporate reputation to advance ideological causes and organizations.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
There is no known instance of CHS using corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression (1).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
CHS has a history of bipartisan giving that focuses on business interests (1).
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March 21, 2023
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