Wilmington, Del., – June 22, 2020 – Corteva Agriscience has been named a “2020 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign. This distinction is achieved by scoring 100% on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI assesses employment policies, benefits and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) employees.
This week marks the 51st anniversary of annual LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations and protests continue in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Corteva is committed to equality and human rights for all, including the LGBTQ+ and the Black and Brown communities, and is honored to be named as a “2020 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign.
“This award reflects our deep commitment to inclusion and diversity at all levels of the organization and is especially meaningful in a time when so many are stepping forward to defend social justice and equality,” said Meghan Cassidy, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Corteva.
We honor a culture of inclusion and diversity where employees feel heard and valued by bringing their whole selves to work every day.”
Corteva proudly supports Corteva Pride for LGBTQ+ employees and allies, along with seven other business resource groups (BRGs). Additionally, Corteva has signed the Business Statement for Transgender Equality and was a Premier sponsor of the 2019 Out & Equal Workplace Summit. Ongoing, the company advocates for legislation promoting LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion.
“I’m especially proud that we’ve achieved this high distinction honoring our values during our first year as a standalone company,” said Rajan Gajaria, EVP of Business Platforms and Executive Sponsor of Corteva’s Pride Business Resource Group. “Inclusion and diversity are not only good for business, it’s the right thing to do.”
To learn more about Corteva’s commitment to inclusion and diversity, visit https://www.corteva.com/who-we-are/our-diversity.html.
For more information about the 2020 Corporate Equality Index, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About Corteva Agriscience
Corteva Agriscience is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry - including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and an industry-leading product and technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019 and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. More information can be found at www.corteva.com. Follow Corteva Agriscience on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
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Gregg M. Schmidt