Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Plantronics, Apogee Enterprises
Palo Alto, California
Technology Hardware and Equipment

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk


Hewlett-Packard (HP) scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, the company increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. HP forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. HP enables employees to give to Planned Parenthood and supports the Equality Act. The company is a corporate partner of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), funds children's drag shows, and donated to the Equality PAC. HP is a CERES Network Member, committed to carbon neutrality by 2040. The company opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. HP denounced various states’ legislative efforts to protect election integrity and security. The company is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. For these reasons, HP receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Enrique J. Lores

Enrique J. Lores


Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Hewlett-Packard (HP) is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Technology Hardware and Equipment industry. Enrique J. Lores and Chip Bergh serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $127,250 to Republican causes and $189,960 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Hewlett-Packard (HP) currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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Shareholder Proposals

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ESG Category
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
4/5/23SocialJohn CheveddenStockholder proposal entitled: ''Transparency in Lobbying,''Against25.44%
4/22/24GovernanceJohn CheveddenShareholder Ratification of Termination PayAgainst0.00%
4/24/23GovernanceJohn CheveddenShareholder Right to Act by Written ConsentAgainst30.70%
4/19/22GovernanceJohn CheveddenSpecial Meetings - Reduce Ownership Req. to 10%Against39.10%
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