Corprate Bias Ratings
Applied Materials, a materials engineering company, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Applied Materials covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. The company funds Planned Parenthood and is a corporate partner of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Applied Materials supports the Equality Act and opposed multiple anti-LGBTQ legislation. The company will not match employee donations to religious organizations but has not used its political contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Applied Materials 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.
Applied Materials 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). However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
The Applied Materials Foundation’s focus areas are Education, Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement, Environment, and Girl’s Empowerment (1). The company’s employee match program does not match donations to “communities of faith or religious organizations, including seminaries, theological institutions, and nonprofit organizations that promote or serve specific religious beliefs” (2).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Applied Materials has donated to Planned Parenthood (1). The company has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates Applied Materials covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (2)(3). The company is a silver partner of the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) and has pledged $100,000 to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes (4)(5).
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December 8, 2023
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|3/9/23||Governance||Kenneth Steiner||Give the Owners of 10% of Common Stock the Power to Call a Special Shareholder Meeting||Against||50.40%|
|3/9/23||Governance||Jing Zhao||Improve Executive Compensation Policy to Include CEO Pay Ratio Factor||Against||9.70%|
|3/10/22||Governance||Kenneth Steiner||Special Meetings - Reduce Ownership Req. to 10%||Against||47.28%|
|3/10/22||Governance||Jing Zhao||Amend Exec Comp Principles to Include CEO Pay Ratio & Other Factors||Against||8.25%|