Corprate Bias Ratings
Kimberly-Clark 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. Kimberly-Clark covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. The company discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving. Kimberly-Clark is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. For these reasons, Kimberly-Clark receives a Medium 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.
Kimberly-Clark received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1)(2). Kimberly Clark is also 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” (3)(4)(5). However, the company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Kimberly-Clark does not match employee donations that are meant “for religious or political purposes” (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Kimberly-Clark 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 (1)(2). Kimberly-Clark is a member of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (3)(4)(5). The company is also a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce (6)(7).
All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
November 28, 2023
Company reports are intended for educational use only. Full Disclaimer