Corprate Bias Ratings
Bayer vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies, is part of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but 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 and funds multiple LGBTQ organizations. It supports the Equality Act and opposed a Florida bill to prevent schools from teaching gender ideology to children. Bayer discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving and is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. However, it does not use its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Bayer 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.
Bayer is a member of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, which aims to demonetize advertisements and suppress content that “vilifies” individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity, discusses “debated social issues in a negative or partisan context” or spreads “hate speech” (1)(2)(3). The company 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 (4). However, there are no publicly known cases of employees being fired for religious or political beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Bayer will not donate to “religious organizations for religious purposes” (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Bayer 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 signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act (3). Bayer signed an open letter opposing a Florida bill that would prevent teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (4). Former Bayer President Philip Blake signed the Business Roundtable’s 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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June 17, 2023
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