Corteva Agriscience

Indiana
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Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Corteva vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Corteva covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children and has corporately supported the Equality Act. The company is a brass sponsor of Out & Equal and a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. However, it does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its political contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Corteva receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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.

Risk Level
Rationale

Corteva received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means Corteva has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). The company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
Rationale

Corteva does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. The company focuses on funding “nutrition, food security, environment, science and technology education, and life quality challenges.” (1).

Criteria

Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

Corteva does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

Corteva signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act and the companies CEO is a member of the Business Roundtable (1)(2). The company also released an advertisement featuring two same-sex parents as a means to encourage diversity in the agricultural sector (3).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

Corteva has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). Corteva is a brass sponsor of Out & Equal and a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (3)(4).

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

Risk Level
Rationale

Corteva has not used its PAC donations or lobbying for ideological purposes (1)(2)(3).

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December 7, 2023

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