Allen & Overy
Corprate Bias Ratings
Allen & Overy (A&O), vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not publish a nondiscrimination policy. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. A&O covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. The company is recognized by Stonewall as a Top Global Employer for LGBTQ+ and implements unconscious bias training for its employees. The company has a reverse mentoring program and has hosted an LGBTQ+ initiative. A&O regularly supports LGBTQ Pride. However, the company does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, A&O 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.
A&O has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Supplier Code of Conduct requires suppliers to include sexual orientation and gender identity in its nondiscrimination policy (1). However, the company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
A&O is recognized by Stonewall as a Top Global Employer for LGBTQ+ and implements unconscious bias training for its employees (1)(2). The company also has a reverse mentoring program “in which women, ethnic minority and LGBTQ+ colleagues are among those mentoring more senior people to provide an insight into their experiences at A&O” (3). In 2022, A&O’s office in Warsaw, Poland hosted an LGBTQ+ initiative called “Seminar with Nowe Horyzonty/Movie projection with Nowe Horyzonty” (4). The company regularly supports LGBTQ Pride (5)(6)(7)(8).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
A&O’s HRC CEI profile indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). In 2022, A&O’s office in Warsaw, Poland raised money for Trans-Fuzja, “an NGO that plays a crucial role in advocating for the rights and well-being of transgender individuals in Poland” (3).
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November 20, 2023
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