Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
Corprate Bias Ratings
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. ADP discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving guidelines and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. ADP has supported the Equality Act and transgender participation in girls' sports. It is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. ADP has funded the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Amnesty International. ADP is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. ADP has not lobbied for ideological causes, though. For these reasons, ADP 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.
ADP has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs. The company received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
ADP discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving guidelines. The ADP Foundation matches employee donations to national charities but not religious charities (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
ADP corporately advocates for the Equality Act and was part of the Freedom for All Americans coalition, which advocated for federal legislation that would overrule state laws designed to protect girls’ sports and similar laws (1)(2). ADP has also taken the OneTen pledge to further emphasize race in hiring (3)(4). CEO Maria Black is a member of the Business Roundtable and Former CEO Carlos Rodriguez signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (5)(6). ADP has also advocated for LGBT causes through blog posts on its website (7).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
ADP 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). ADP funded the ACLU, National Urban League, and Amnesty International (3). The company is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (4).
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December 6, 2023
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