Agilent Technologies

California
Capital Goods, Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Agilent Technologies, a global company that provides consumables for laboratories, vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. The company's CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge and requires unconscious bias training for employees. Agilent has sponsored LGBTQ Pride events and is committed to carbon neutrality by 2050. For these reasons, Agilent Technologies receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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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.

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Agilent Technologies received a score of 30 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. The company recruits employees based on sexual identity issues. The company discriminates against vendors that do not promote divisive sex and gender policies, indicating it prioritizes sexual issues over merit (1)(2). However, the company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

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Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

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Agilent Technologies’ HRC CEI rating indicates the company will not donate to non-religious charities unless they embrace controversial sexual identity policies (1)(2).” 

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

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Rationale

Agilent Technologies does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
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Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Agilent Technologies CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias training within the workplace (1). The company is committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and requires all employees to complete unconscious bias training (2)(3). Agilent Technologies regularly supports LGBTQ Pride (4)(5).

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Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Agilent Technologies has sponsored LGBTQ Pride events in Silicon Valley and Barcelona, Spain (1)(2).

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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N/A
Rationale

Agilent Technologies does not operate a PAC at this time (1).

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January 9, 2024

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