Eli Lilly and Company
Eli Lilly has not ended any business relationships due to viewpoints or beliefs, despite its pledge to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. The company advocates for the Equality Act, denounces religious freedom legislation, and promotes transgender ideology. Eli Lilly does not have viewpoint protections for its employees. It has also spoken out against state efforts to reform its own election processes. Eli Lilly has also funded Planned Parenthood but otherwise does not use funds to advance ideological agendas. For these reasons, Eli Lilly 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.
Eli Lilly and Company has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views. The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means Eli Lilly has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
The Lilly Foundation matches employee donations to health, education, and culture organizations. Contributions made “primarily for religious purposes” or to organizations that “promote religion” are ineligible (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Eli Lilly does not have viewpoint protection for its employees in its nondiscrimination policy (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Eli Lilly is an advocate for the Equality Act (1). In addition, Eli Lilly put out a commercial featuring a seemingly transgender man and uses the language, “the body you are randomly assigned at birth shouldn’t determine how well you are cared for” (2). The company also spoke out against Indiana’s state legislature revising election procedures after the pandemic and against the state’s religious freedom restoration act law in 2015 (3)(4). The company criticized the state’s abortion ban, saying “that it would be forced to look outside the state for employment growth” (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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March 29, 2023
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