Hachette Brook Group
Corprate Bias Ratings
Hachette Book Group fired an employee for seemingly political reasons in response to success publishing conservative literature. Hachette frequently uses its corporate reputation to support LGBTQ causes. Hachette does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its corporate dollars for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Hachette Book Group receives a High 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.
An editorial director at Hachette experiencing substantial success publishing conservative literature was fired for what she and others believe was due to her political beliefs. At the same time, Hachette limited the political content that employees could publish following January 6, 2021 (1). Hachette Book Group has integrated ESG into its business practices and holds its suppliers to environmental standards (2).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Hachette Book Group is a corporate partner of the LGBT organization Lambda Literary (1). A branch of Hachette Book Group, Little, Brown and Company, features a page on the Hachette website supporting the black lives matter movement (2). Hachette Book Group features multiple pages and collections on its website celebrating LGBT causes, books, etc. (3)(4)(5). Hachette Book Group also advertised its “Guide to Pride” book collection on its corporate Facebook account (6). The CEO of Hachette UK made comments supporting and emphasizing the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement (7). Hachette Book Group provides a list of banned books in some public schools for inappropriate topics, including LGBT ideas (8). Hachette Book Group has also published and sells multiple books that discuss leftist causes, including book targeted at children that promote drag culture and the Black Lives Matter movement (9)(10).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Hachette Book Group does not use corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies.
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August 3, 2023
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