Corprate Bias Ratings
Danone vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies, is part of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company provides coverage for employees' abortion travel and covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. 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). For these reasons, Danone 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.
Danone is a member of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, which aims to demonetize advertisements and suppress content that “vilifies” individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity, discusses “debated social issues in a negative or partisan context” or spreads “hate speech” (1)(2)(3). The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the HRC (4). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. However, Danone has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or 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.
Danone 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 a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act (3). Danone has signed an HRC statement opposing certain state-level LGBTQ legislation in a general sense, as well as specific statements regarding laws in Florida and Iowa (4)(5)(6). Danone was also a 2022 sponsor of New York Pride and implemented LGBTQ+ themes (e.g., drag) in its company messaging (7).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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August 11, 2023
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