Beam Suntory

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Japan, New York
Food Beverage and Tobacco

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High Risk


By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Beam Suntory increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Beam Suntory forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Beam Suntory donates to LGBTQ organizations and sponsored the creation of LGBTQ-focused publications. Its CEO has signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge. Beam Suntory is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and a Copper sponsor of Out & Equal. The company opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. For these reasons, Beam Suntory receives a High Risk rating.

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