EMD Group

Germany
Technology Hardware and Equipment

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

EMD Group vets vendors for LGBTQ policy and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. EMD Group discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has corporately advocated for the Equality Act. For these reasons, EMD Group receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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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.

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Rationale

EMD Group has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs. The company received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2).

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Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
Rationale

EMD Group discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving guidelines (1).

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

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Rationale

EMD Group does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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EMD Group was recognized by the Uhlala Group as being a top company for LGBTQIA diversity performance (1). EMD Group is a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act (2).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

EMD Group 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). Otherwise, it has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (3).

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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N/A
Rationale

EMD Group does not operate a PAC or engage in lobbying at this time (1)(2).

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December 7, 2023

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