GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has not terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs. Though, it does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination and vets suppliers for their LGBTQ policies. The company has supported the Equality Act and abortion rights. GSK also prohibits charitable donations from going to faith-based organizations. GSK has not corporately funded ideological organizations, however. For these reasons, GSK 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.
GSK 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 (1). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
GSK will not donate to religious organizations (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
GSK does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
GSK has signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act (1). GSK is a founding member of the Proud Science Alliance, which describes itself as “a collective of healthcare and life sciences sector LGBTQ+ networks who work together to raise the bar on LGBTQ+ inclusion within their organizations and the sector as a whole” (2). GSK spoke out in favor of abortion rights following the overturning of Roe v. Wade (3).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
GSK has not used its PAC for ideological purposes (1).
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March 24, 2023
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