Corprate Bias Ratings
Cummins vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. Cummins pledged over $20 million to BLM and related causes. The company is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. Cummins frequently uses its reputation and corporate dollars to involve itself in politics. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Cummins receives a Medium 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.
Cummins 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 Cummins has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1)(2).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Cummins advocates for the Equality Act and is a coalition partner for America Competes (1)(2). Cummins spoke out against the North Carolina legislation, HB2, which required people to use the bathroom of their biological gender (3). Cummins also talked about voting rights for “Black and brown citizens” and making sure that “voting is accessible to all people in our country” (4). Cummins criticized the Indiana abortion ban, making clear their stance on the divisive issue (5). CEO Jennifer Rumsey is a member of the Business Roundtable and Former CEO Tom Linebarger signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (6)(7).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Cummins 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). Cummins has pledged over $20 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes (3)(4). The company is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (5).
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November 28, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|5/9/23||Governance||John Chevedden||Require Two Seperate People Hold the Offices of Chairman and CEO||Against||43.30%|
|5/9/23||Environmental||As You Sow on behalf of Meyer Memorial Trust, PCR Children’s Tr FBO Ellen and The Woodcock Foundation||Linking CEO Compensation to Climate Performance||Against||15.10%|
|5/10/22||Governance||N/A - Undisclosed||Independent Board Chair||Against||37.05%|