Air Products and Chemicals
Corprate Bias Ratings
Air Products vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, thought he company has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children and has supported the Equality Act. Air Products is a copper sponsor of Out & Equal and a corporate donor of AIChE's LGBTQ+ campaign. However, Air Products does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Air Products and Chemicals 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.
Air Products received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1). However, Air Products has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Air Products matches gifts to accredited colleges/universities in the United States, tax-exempt organizations “established for the academic improvement of specific colleges and universities” located inside or outside the U.S., and nonprofit arts and cultural groups engaged in a wide variety of community activities (1). There is no written rule discriminating against religious organizations in these charitable endeavors.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Air Products 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). The company advocates for the Equality Act, and its CEO has signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge (3)(4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Air Products was “the first corporate donor to the AIChE Foundation’s recently established LGBTQ+ & Allies Endowment campaign, which seeks to raise $250K to underwrite a slate of activities aimed at advancing the inclusivity of the profession by amplifying the contributions of LGBTQ+ chemical engineers and their allies within the AIChE community” (1). Air Products is a copper sponsor of Out & Equal (2).
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August 9, 2023
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