Lubrizol Corporation

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Medium Risk

Summary:

Lubrizol Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. Lubrizol scored a 75 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. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. Lubrizol has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The Lubrizol Foundation discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving. Lubrizol's CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. Lubrizol does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. For these reasons, Lubrizol Corporation receives a Medium Risk rating.

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