DuPont de Nemours

Chemours
Wilmington, Delaware
Materials

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

DuPont de Nemours (DuPont) 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, DuPont 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. DuPont 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. DuPont does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. The company’s executive chairman and CEO signed Catalyst's Champions for Change pledge. DuPont supports the Equality Act and is a coalition partner of America Competes. The company signed an amicus brief in opposition to the 2016 North Carolina bathroom bill HB2, which required people to use the bathroom of their biological sex. DuPont pledged $30 million to Black Lives Matter and related causes. The company is a brass sponsor of Out & Equal and a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). DuPont is a signatory of the Gender & Diversity KPI Alliance, appearing to prioritize diversity over merit in its business structure through the establishment of gender and racial targets for its leadership composition and its support of DEI in its hiring and promotions. For these reasons, DuPont receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of DuPont de Nemours

Edward D. Breen

Edward D. Breen

Summary:

Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, DuPont de Nemours is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Materials industry. Edward D. Breen and Edward D. Breen 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 $559,921 to Republican causes and $83,500 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, DuPont de Nemours currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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Political Contributions of Leadership:

$559,921

$83,500

Republican

Democrat

Shareholder Proposals

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Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
5/24/23GovernanceKenneth SteinerIndependent Board ChairAgainst25.30%
5/26/22GovernanceKenneth SteinerIndependent Board ChairAgainst25.10%
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