Corprate Bias Ratings
Hewlett-Packard (HP) vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies, is part of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers abortion-related travel costs and enables employees to give to Planned Parenthood. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. HP is a corporate partner of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), funds children's drag shows, and donated to the Equality PAC. The company discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving and is a CERES Network Member, committed to carbon neutrality by 2040. For these reasons, HP 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.
HP 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). The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means HP has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (4)(5). However, HP has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
HP will only donate to groups whose “primary mission is non-sectarian, non-religious, non-denominational, nondiscriminatory, and non-political” and not to groups that are “churches, houses of worship, religious or sectarian programs for religious purposes, or religious training programs” (1). Meanwhile, HP has matched employee donations to ideological groups, such as Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union, through its foundation (2).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
HP signed open letters supporting the Equality Act and opposing protections of women’s and girls’ sports (1)(2). HP also denounced state legislative efforts to increase election security in their states (3). HP signed an open letter opposing a Florida bill that would prevent teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (4). CEO Antonio Neri is a member of the Business Roundtable, but has not supported ideological initiatives (5). HP is a Ceres Network Member, committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 (6)(7).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
HP has a policy to pay for employee travel out of state to get an abortion (1). HP has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (2)(3). HP is a member of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (4)(5)(6). HP pledged over $100 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes (7)(8). HP is a bronze partner of the HRC (9). The company also funded the Boise Pride event, which featured drag shows with children as young as 11 years old included (10). HP is a Platinum sponsor of Out and Equal (11).
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December 5, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|4/24/23||Governance||John Chevedden||Shareholder Right to Act by Written Consent||Against||30.70%|
|4/19/22||Governance||John Chevedden||Special Meetings - Reduce Ownership Req. to 10%||Against||39.10%|