Corprate Bias Ratings
3M vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. 3M covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. 3M supports the Equality Act and discriminates against some religious organizations in its charitable giving. However, it has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, 3M receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
3M has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views. The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means 3M has pledged to vet vendors according to LGBTQ policies (1)(2).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
3M donates through its volunteer matching program to “Public serving, independent, non-religiously affiliated programs of houses of worship/churches (examples include food shelves or private schools)”, thereby excluding some religious organizations in its charitable giving (1)(2). 3M also has a donation program for colleges and universities and permits donations to religiously affiliated colleges and seminaries (3).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
3M signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act (1). 3M, as a member of the Business Roundtable lobbyist group, issued a statement supporting the security of voting rights but did not sign the Business Roundtable’s open letter criticizing Georgia’s voting law (2)(3). In response to George Floyd’s death, 3M launched a Social Justice Fund (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
3M has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). 3M donated $250,000 to the Saint Paul YWCA and $250,000 to the Penumbra Center for Racial Healing, both of which exist to fight “systemic racism” (3).
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November 27, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|5/10/22||Environmental||John Bishop Montgomery Trust||Report on Environmental Costs||Against||13.16%|
|5/10/22||Social||Steven Milloy||Report on Operations in Communist China||Against||3.24%|