The purpose and mission of CORTEVA is to set forth CORTEVA Canada’s policy regarding the provision of goods and services to people with Disabilities, in a manner that is consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity.
In fulfilling its mission, CORTEVA always strives to provide its goods and services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with Disabilities. We are also committed to giving people with Disabilities the same opportunity to access our goods and services and allowing them to benefit from the same services, in the same place and in a similar way as other customers.
This policy applies to all staff and volunteers of CORTEVA Canada and its affiliates and subsidiaries that deal with members of the public or other third parties in Ontario on behalf of CORTEVA
CORTEVA Canada is committed to excellence in serving all customers including people with Disabilities and we will carry out its functions and responsibilities in the following areas:
Billing - We are committed to providing accessible invoices to all our customers. For this reason, invoices will be provided in the following formats upon request: hard copy, large print, email, fax. We will also strive to accommodate customers that request invoices in formats that are not previously mentioned.
We are committed to welcoming people with Disabilities who are accompanied by a Service Animal on the parts of our premises that are open to the public and other third parties, except for those premises where the animal is otherwise excluded by law in which case we will ensure that other measures are available to enable the person with a Disability to access our goods or services. We will also ensure that all staff, volunteers and others dealing with the public are properly trained in how to interact with people with Disabilities who are accompanied by a Service Animal. We are committed to welcoming people with Disabilities who are accompanied by a Support Person. Any person with a Disability who is accompanied by a Support Person will be allowed to enter our premises with his or her Support Person. At no time will a person with a Disability who is accompanied by a Support Person be prevented from having access to his or her Support Person while on our premises.
We will provide the public with notice in the event of a planned or unexpected disruption in the facilities or services in Ontario usually used by people with Disabilities. This notice will include information about the reason for the disruption, its anticipated duration, and a description of alternative facilities or services if available. The notice will be posted at a conspicuous place on our premises in Ontario, posted on our website, or posted by such other method as is reasonable in the circumstances.
We will ensure that all employees, volunteers and others who deal with the public or other third parties in Ontario on our behalf, and all those who are involved in the development and approvals of customer service policies, practices and procedures, receive the training required by the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service. Training will include the following:
Applicable staff will be trained on policies, practices and procedures that affect the way goods and services are provided to people with Disabilities. Staff will also be trained on an ongoing basis when changes are made to these policies, practices and procedures.
The goal of CORTEVA is to meet and surpass the expectations of people with Disabilities who seek to access CORTEVA good and services. Comments on our services regarding how well those expectations are being met are welcome and appreciated. Feedback regarding the way CORTEVA provides goods and services to individuals with Disabilities can be made by telephone, email, in writing at:
7398 Queen's Line Chatham, ON N7M 1L1.
We will also strive to accommodate the needs of people with Disabilities who prefer to provide feedback in another format or by different means than those listed above. Each situation will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and CORTEVA will take appropriate measures, if warranted, in the circumstances.
We are committed to developing customer service policies that respect and promote the dignity and independence of people with Disabilities. Therefore, no changes will be made to this policy before considering the impact on people with Disabilities.
This policy exists to achieve service excellence to customers with Disabilities. If anyone has a question about the policy, or if the purpose of a policy is not understood, an explanation should be provided by, or referred to, the Human Resources Department for CORTEVA Canada.
“Assistive Devices” means any auxiliary aids, such as communication aids, cognition aids, personal mobility aids and medical aids, that are designed or adapted to assist people with Disabilities to perform actions, tasks and activities.
“Disability” means the corresponding definitions in section 2 of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and section 10(1) of the Ontario Human Rights Code, which include the followings impairments, conditions and disorders: (a) any degree of physical disability, infirmity, malformation or disfigurement that is caused by bodily injury, birth defect or illness and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes diabetes mellitus, epilepsy, a brain injury, any degree of paralysis, amputation, lack of physical co-ordination, blindness or visual impediment, deafness or hearing impediment, muteness or speech impediment, or physical reliance on a guide dog or other animal or on a wheelchair or other remedial appliance or device, (b) a condition of mental impairment or a developmental disability, (c) a learning disability, or a dysfunction in one or more of the processes involved in understanding or using symbols or spoken language, (d) a mental disorder, or (e) an injury or disability for which benefits were claimed or received under the insurance plan established under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997.
“Service Animal” means: (a) any animal that is used by a person with a Disability for reasons relating to his or her Disability, or (b) if it is not readily apparent that the animal satisfies (a), any animal for which a person with a Disability provides a letter from a physician or nurse confirming that the person requires the animal for reasons relating to his or her Disability.
“Support Person” means any person, whether a paid professional, volunteer, family member, friend or otherwise, who accompanies a person with a Disability to assist the person with a Disability with communication, mobility, personal care, medical needs or accessing goods or services.