The Corteva approach to transparency and openness is simple. Driven by our purpose and values, we strive to treat all stakeholders with the respect and honesty they deserve and with a commitment to openly share information most meaningful to them. We do this even when it’s difficult, and even when it reveals where we have more work to do to reach our ideals.
These aren’t just lofty words. We consider openness and transparency so important that we now have principles to guide us as we make critical business decisions.
If we cannot share information, we will explain why and seek to satisfy the interest in another way.
We will present information that is clear, accurate, and relevant for internal and external stakeholders – including those whose interests are not aligned with ours. We will listen to understand and encourage feedback.
And we will take responsibility for all organizational actions and results, even on controversial issues.
When outcomes are undesirable, we will disclose what we have done, or will do, to address the situation.
We understand that being more open, not just about what we do but how we do it, is of interest to consumers, employees, and our farmer customers. We know it will take some hard work and deliberate actions to move to a culture of genuine and intentional open communications. But Corteva is committed to doing so, and we hope you will join us on our journey.
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Modern agriculture and advances in biosciences are becoming increasingly complex. We want to provide you with a greater understanding of plant breeding, how the methods and techniques used have evolved over time, and demystify and explain some of the newer technologies shaping modern plant breeding, such as gene editing.
We understand that being more open about not just what we do, but how we do it is of interest to consumers and is important to the success of our farmer customers and our own success. This includes the development and regulatory process for our crop protection products.
We fully support the Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture as an Endorser of the Principles of the Coalition and a Participant in the Framework to cultivate support for the responsible use of gene editing in agriculture through the development and adoption of trust-worthy guidelines for the responsible use of gene editing, effective stakeholder outreach and engagement, and broad-based involvement and collaboration of those engaged in gene editing.