Littelfuse

Illinois
Commercial and Professional Services, Technology Hardware and Equipment

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Littelfuse, a diversified industrial technology manufacturing company, vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Its CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. However, the company does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its corporate funds for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Littelfuse receives a Lower Risk rating.

Criteria
Risk Level
Rationale
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

Littelfuse has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Supplier Code of Conduct requires vendors to include sexual orientation and gender identity in its nondiscrimination policy (1). However, 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

Littelfuse does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. Its “community service actions are centered on Green, STEM and Equity in alignment with [its] corporate purpose” (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

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

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Littelfuse’s 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 supports LGBTQ Pride (2)(3).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Littelfuse has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1)(2).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Littelfuse does not operate a PAC or engage in lobbying at this time (1)(2).

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November 27, 2023

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