Autodesk has not terminated business relationships due to ideological beliefs, though it does vet suppliers according to its LGBTQ policies. The company does not have viewpoint protections for its employees. Autodesk has donated to the Equal Justice Initiative and supports the Equality Act. Autodesk openly discriminates against houses of worship in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Autodesk 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.
Autodesk 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).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
“Pledges, tuition or tithes to houses of worship (e.g., churches, synagogues, etc.)” and “Contributions to religious programs or organizations whose principal purpose is propagating a particular religious faith, creed, or doctrine (e.g., missions, religious orders, etc.)” are ineligible for matches from Autodesk. “Matches to religious organizations may be made if the donation goes to a secular, nondenominational community program or project. However, if a donation is made to a church or other religious entity for the purpose of promoting its religion, the donation is ineligible for a company match” (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Autodesk does not protect its employees against religious or viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Autodesk has provided at least $75,000 to the Equal Justice Initiative (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Autodesk does not have an active PAC.
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March 21, 2023
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