Cummins

Meritor, Inc.
Columbus, Indiana
Capital Goods

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

Cummins scored a 100 out of 100 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Cummins 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. Cummins 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. Cummins requires all its employees complete Spectrum Diversity Training. It is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. The company spoke out against the North Carolina legislation, HB2, which required people to use the bathroom of their biological sex. Cummins former CEO, Time Linebarger, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. The company opposed the Indiana abortion law and pledged over $20 million to BLM and related causes. Cummins supports the Equality Act and lobbied for the Equality Act. For these reasons, Cummins receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Cummins

Jennifer W. Rumsey

Jennifer W. Rumsey

Summary:

Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, Cummins is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Capital Goods industry. Jennifer W. Rumsey and N. Thomas Linebarger serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $61,450 to Republican causes and $247,415 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Cummins currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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Political Contributions of Leadership:

$61,450

$247,415

Republican

Democrat

Shareholder Proposals

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Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
5/14/24EnvironmentalAs You SowShareholder proposal regarding linking executive compensation to achieving 1.5C emissions reductionsAgainstN/A
5/14/24GovernanceJohn CheveddenIndependent Board ChairmanAgainstN/A
5/9/23GovernanceJohn CheveddenRequire Two Seperate People Hold the Offices of Chairman and CEOAgainst43.30%
5/9/23EnvironmentalAs You Sow on behalf of Meyer Memorial Trust, PCR Children’s Tr FBO Ellen and The Woodcock FoundationLinking CEO Compensation to Climate PerformanceAgainst15.10%
5/10/22GovernanceN/A - UndisclosedIndependent Board ChairAgainst37.05%
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