Corprate Bias Ratings
Mondelez International, the parent company of Nabisco, Cadbury, Oreo, and other food brands, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and is part of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media that targets "hate speech." Mondelez has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs, though. The company does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving guidelines. Mondelez does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children and regularly uses its reputation to promote ideological causes. Mondelez has funded Black Lives Matter and multiple LGBTQ organizations. However, the company has not used its political contributions to advance ideological causes. For these reasons, Mondelez 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.
Mondelez received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). The company 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” (3)(4)(5). However, it 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.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Mondelez International is an advocate for the Equality Act and was part of the Freedom for All Americans coalition, which advocated for federal legislation that would overrule state laws designed to protect girls’ sports and similar laws (1)(2). The company also denounced various state efforts to protect election integrity (3). Further, Mondelez International’s company Oreo published an extensive commercial in 2020 featuring the story of a same-sex couple and has advocated for transgender ideology (4)(5). Mondelez International opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (6).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Mondelez International 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). Mondelez is a member of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (3)(4)(5). The company donated to Black Lives Matter, prompting shareholders to request a racial equity audit (6)(7)(8)(9). Mondelez brand, Oreo, donated $500,000 to PFLAG, an LGBTQ advocacy organization (10). Mondelez is a copper sponsor of Out & Equal and a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (11)(12).
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December 5, 2023
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|5/18/22||Social||SHARE (Sharehldr Assoc for Research & Educ||Oversee and Report on a Racial Equity Audit||Against||48.63%|
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