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Inclusion and Diversity

The key to our success

Diversity Statement - CEO

“Our commitment to inclusion and diversity begins at the top.”

— Jim Collins, CEO

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Inclusion & Diversity

“The spin of Corteva presents us with a unique opportunity to foster the culture we want.  We understand that inclusion is the difference between simply having a seat at the table and having an acknowledged voice at that table. By fostering an inclusive culture, we can fulfill our purpose, be authentic to our brand, value the diversity of our workforce and create an engaging work environment with a sense of belonging.”

—Kimel Hodges,
Inclusion & Diversity Leader

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Diversity Serves the Needs of Customers

At Corteva, our priority focus is to enable a culture of inclusion and diversity so as to create an environment where employees are actively engaged, where differences are embraced, and are used to better serve the needs of customers.

Our Definition

We define diversity as the features that make us who we are – seen and unseen. It’s the broad range of attributes, experiences, and characteristics – such as race, gender, cultural heritage, sexual orientation, physical/mental ability, age, or national origin, which are only a few dimensions of an individual’s diversity – that make us uniquely who we are.

Inclusion means creating a work environment where each person has the opportunity to participate fully to achieve our purpose and embrace our values. Inclusion is interacting with people who are different from us, in ways that make them feel valued and included. It is a set of behaviors that encourages employees to feel valued for their unique qualities and fosters a sense of belonging.

Driving Success

Corteva Agriscience believes an inclusive workplace that welcomes new ideas and appreciates valuable experiences drives innovation and success. We strive to ensure our workforce reflects the diverse locations in which we do business. We pledge every good faith effort to achieve our established goals and have assigned various levels of responsibility to both direct and oversee our affirmative action efforts. It is important to remember that fostering diversity is not only about the numbers. Although the we are responsible for monitoring and implementing our affirmative action and equal opportunity policies, our responsibility goes beyond compliance. It is more about creating a culture of inclusive where every employee can bring their “whole-self” to work and feel heard, valued, included and empowered to contribute fully every day.

Breaking Down Barriers

Around the world, our people are working with customers and the community to help make agriculture as diverse as the communities it serves.

Business Resource Groups (BRGs)

We operate as one Corteva to build an engaged, unified workforce. WE are committed to offering programs such as networking, mentoring, skill building, and other support for our employees. We also deliver powerful programs that connect co-workers in meaningful ways, including career, culture, and community outreach. Our Business Resource Groups (BRGs) peers to connect in meaningful ways. BRGs are market-facing groups that raise employee engagement and strengthen the leadership talent pipeline.

African American – BRG

Transforming our workplaces and communities into inclusive environments where individuals are valued for their talents and empowered to reach their potential.

Asian – BRG

Promoting professional development and cultural awareness with a strong focus on our Asian and Pacific Islander communities, helping to better connect with key customer groups.

Disabilities – BRG

Empowering employees with disabilities to optimize their talents and achieve their goals

Hispanic/Latino – BRG

Inspiring and providing people development, employee engagement and community involvement opportunities that enhance our diversity efforts, inspire our employees, strengthen the Latino communities we serve and drive business results.

LGBTA – BRG

Promoting Corteva as a great place to work by fostering an equitable and inclusive working environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, and their supporters, feel a sense of community and opportunity.

Veteran – BRG

Empowering our employees to achieve their full potential and be advocates for the rights and respectful treatment of all veterans.

Women – BRG

Empowering and connecting women across Corteva to enable collaboration and leadership development to drive total business performance and establish a strong reputation as a great place to work for women.

Young Professional (Early Careers) – BRG

Providing opportunities for networking, collaboration, and professional development to engage and inspire future leaders.

Globally, we also have active groups across all regions, but some are more formalized such as in Brazil, with six (6) active groups.

Membership for BRGs is open to any employee (you need not be a member of the affiliate group to join) and any employee can join and become a member of one or all BRGs.