Corprate Bias Ratings
BASF Corporation, a chemicals and agricultural solutions corporation, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. BASF discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving. It supports the Equality Act and transgender participation in sports. BASF opposed Florida's Parental Rights in Education Act and is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. However, it has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, BASF Corporation 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.
BASF Corporation has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs. The company has 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).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
BASF Corporation will not donate to “faith-based organizations” (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
BASF Corporation has signed open letters supporting the Equality Act (1). It was part of the Freedom for All Americans coalition, which advocated for federal legislation that would overrule state laws designed to protect girls’ sports and similar laws (2). The company also signed an open letter opposing the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (3). BASF has also posted to its corporate twitter publicizing its support for LGBT causes (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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November 28, 2023
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