International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.
Corprate Bias Ratings
International Flavor & Fragrance (IFF), 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 but integrates ESG into all of its business practices. IFF covers the cost of "medically necessary gender transition-related care" for its employees and their children and discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving. The company's CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge, supports the Equality Act, and has signed the UN Global LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business. For these reasons, International Flavor & Fragrance 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.
IFF received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). The company integrates ESG into all of its business practices. IFF stated “Our goal is to increase the transparency of our annual ESG disclosures; to link annual ESG key performance indicators
to executive compensation; and expand ESG governance at the Board of Directors level.” (3). The company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
IFF will not fund “religious organizations” (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
IFF’s CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (1). The company supports the Equality Act, and signed the UN Global LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business in 2019 (2)(3). IFF implements DEI training including topics on unconscious bias for its employees (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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October 2, 2023
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