Becton Dickinson (BD)

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Health Care Equipment and Services

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk


By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Becton Dickinson 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. Becton Dickinson 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. The company opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. For these reasons, BD receives a High Risk rating.

Board Bias

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CEO of Becton Dickinson (BD)

Tom Polen

Tom Polen


Headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, Becton Dickinson (BD) is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Health Care Equipment and Services industry. Tom Polen and Tom Polen serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $18,000 to Republican causes and $3,600 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Becton Dickinson (BD) currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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