Corprate Bias Ratings
BMW 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. BMW signed the UN Standards of Conduct for Business for Tackling Discrimination against LGBTQ people and joined the Diversity Charter in Germany. The company is within the top five of the DAX 30 LGBT+ Diversity Index 2020 and regularly uses its reputation to support LGBTQ issues. The company has supported the Trevor Project and sponsored the Driven by Pride Campaign. However, it does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, BMW 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.
BMW has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Supplier Code of Conduct requires vendors to include sexual orientation and gender in its nondiscrimination policy (1). However, the company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
BMW signed the UN Standards of Conduct for Business to tackle discrimination against LGBTQ people (1). It also joined the Diversity Charter in Germany to integrate diversity into the corporate culture (2). The company is within the top five of the DAX 30 LGBT+ Diversity Index 2020 and regularly supports LGBTQ Pride (3)(4)(5)(6).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
BMW is an international partner with The Valuable 500 which seeks a more inclusive work environment and is a member of PrOut at Work, “a leading German think tank offering advice on LGBT*IQ topics at the workplace” (1)(2)(3). The company also supported the Trevor Project which advocates for LGBTQ youth and sponsored the Driven by Pride Campaign (4)
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November 1, 2023
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