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Corteva Agriscience Named as “2020 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ + Equality” by Human Right Campaign

Hitul Awasthi
Hitul Awasthi

Human Right Campaign (HRC) is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ are treated equally with the other members of the society. 

HRC Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) rating is based on the annual CEI survey administered to hundreds of major global employers. It helps to guide the wide-scale adoption of LGBT-specific practices. 

By using the CEI as guide, businesses can ensure that their existing policy and benefits infrastructure is inclusive of the LGBT workforce and their families. 

A recent CEI survey by HRC Foundation has named Corteva Agriscience as “2020 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ + Equality”, based on the employment policies, and practices for employees from LGBTQ community. 

Meghan Cassidy, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Corteva said that, “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”. He further added that, at Corteva, we honor a culture of inclusion and diversity where employees feel heard and valued by bringing their whole selves to work every day.” 

“I am 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”.  

Corteva Agriscience is an organization that believes in an inclusive workplace. Inclusivity and equality promotes a healthy working environment, that introduces innovations in the workplace.  

 Initiatives for a healthy working environment – 

 Corteva Agriscience has taken following initiatives to promote healthy working environment: 

  • Disability Awareness Network (DAWN)

To empower employees with physical disabilities 

  • Global African Heritage Alliance (GAHA)

To promote the efficiency of people from African continent 

  • Growing Asian Impact Network (GAIN)

To promote human resource with a strong focus on Asian and Pacific islander communities 

  • CortevaAgriscience Latin Network (CLN) 

To inspire and strengthen the Latin communities to serve and drive the business 

  • CortevaPride 

To foster an equitable working environment for LGBTQ community 

  • Professional Learning Acceleration Network (PLAN)

To provide opportunities for networking, collaboration and professional development to engage and inspire young professionals 

  • CortevaVeteran’s Network (CVN) 

For respectful treatment of all veterans 

  • Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN)

For empowering and connecting women for leadership development 

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