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High Risk


Danone scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Danone 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. Danone 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. Danone provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. The company does not provide protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, Danone has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs. Danone is part of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media. It has supported the Equality Act and opposed laws prohibiting transgender participation in women's sports in various states. Danone is a Gold partner of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The company opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. For these reasons, Danone receives a High Risk rating.

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