Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

Xilinx
Santa Clara, California
Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

AMD scored a 95 out of 100 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. AMD forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. AMD provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. AMD does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. The company supports the Equality Act and is a Ceres Network Member, committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2040. AMD committed to carbon neutrality by 2040 and discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving. The company opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. The company’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. AMD's CEO Lisa Su pledged money to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes, though the amount of money pledged is unclear. For these reasons, AMD receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

Dr. Lisa T. Su

Dr. Lisa T. Su

Summary:

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment industry. Dr. Lisa T. Su and Dr. Lisa T. Su serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $34,682 to Republican causes and $276,583 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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Political Contributions of Leadership:

$34,682

$276,583

Republican

Democrat

Shareholder Proposals

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Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
5/8/24GovernanceJohn CheveddenAdopt a Shareholder Right to Call a Special Shareholder MeetingAgainstN/A
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