EMD Serono

Massachusetts
Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Summary:

EMD Serono has not terminated business relationships due to ideological differences, though it does vet suppliers according to its LGBTQ policies. EMD Serono has endorsed the Equality Act but has not used corporate funds to support ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression. For these reasons, EMD Serono receives a "Lower 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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EMD Serono received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. This means that the company vets suppliers according to its LGBTQ policies (1). EMD Serono has not terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs.

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

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EMD Serono limits its charitable giving to nonprofits helping with healthcare issues and hospitals (1). There are no public rules prohibiting donations to faith-based charities.

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

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EMD Serono does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).

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

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EMD Serono has signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act (1).

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

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There are no publicly known cases of EMD Serono using corporate funds to support ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression (1).

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

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EMD Serono has not used its PAC for purposes unrelated to business interests (1).

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March 24, 2023

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