Juniper Networks

California
Software and Services, Technology Hardware and Equipment

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Juniper Networks, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Juniper Networks supports the Equality Act, and its CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge. Juniper Networks implements diversity training for its employees and has funded a European organization that engages in legislative advocacy. However, the company does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Juniper Networks receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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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.

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Juniper Networks has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Code of Conduct applies to all business partners and includes a commitment to not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity (1).

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

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Juniper Networks does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).

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

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Juniper Networks does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
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Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Juniper Networks CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (1). The company also signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act (2). Juniper Networks holds “awareness-raising events” for Pride Month and hosts unconscious bias trainings, with additional diversity training requirements for male employees (3).

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

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Juniper Networks has contributed to COGAM, which engages in LGBTQ-related legislative advocacy in Spain (1).

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

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Juniper Networks does not operate a PAC and has not lobbied for ideological purposes (1)(2).

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January 23, 2024

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