Haleon

Emergen-C, Flonase, Advil, Tums
United Kingdom
Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Haleon is part of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media and vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Haleon provides viewpoint protection for its employees but implemented annual inclusion and diversity training for all its employees. Haleon is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and has lobbied for the Equality Act. However, the company does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Haleon receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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.

Risk Level
Rationale

Haleon is a member of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, which aims to demonetize advertisements and suppress content that “vilifies” individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity, discusses “debated social issues in a negative or partisan context” or spreads “hate speech” (1)(2)(3). Haleon has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Code of Conduct applies to all suppliers and includes a commitment to not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation (4). The company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Haleon does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. The company focuses on funding “health literacy, healthcare accessibility and bias and prejudice” (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Haleon protects its employees against viewpoint discrimination (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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Rationale

Haleon committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2040, including for its suppliers, and implemented annual inclusion and diversity training for all employees (1)(2).

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

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Rationale

Haleon is a member of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media and a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (1)(2)(3)(4).

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Haleon does not operate a PAC at this time but has lobbied for ideological purposes (1)(2).

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November 2, 2023

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