Becton Dickinson (BD)
Corprate Bias Ratings
Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BD), a medical technology 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. BD covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. The company supports the Equality Act and is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). BD has lobbied for the Equality Act and discriminates against some religious organizations in its charitable giving. However, the company has not used its PAC donations for ideological purposes. For these reasons, BD 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.
BD received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means BD 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.
BD’s charitable giving guidelines require that organizations abide by its nondiscrimination policy, including on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, thereby excluding some religious charities (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Becton Dickinson has signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Becton Dickinson 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 is also a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) (3).
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December 8, 2023
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