Franklin Templeton has not terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs, though it does vet suppliers according to LGBTQ policies. Franklin Templeton protects employees from viewpoint discrimination. The company does cover costs for abortion travel, though it has not used its reputation to support ideological agendas externally. For these reasons, Franklin Templeton receives a "Lower 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.
Franklin Templeton received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1). There are no known instances of Franklin Templeton terminating business relationships because of political or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Franklin Templeton does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Franklin Templeton protects its employees against viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Franklin Templeton’s LGBTQ employee resource group has hosted various optional events for Pride Month (1). The company has not externally advocated for any ideological agendas.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Franklin Templeton covers travel costs for employees’ abortions (1).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Franklin Templeton has not used its PAC donations for ideological purposes (1).
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March 24, 2023
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