Corprate Bias Ratings
Nestlé, a multinational food and beverage company, 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. It not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs, though. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. Nestlé funds the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and multiple LGBTQ organizations, including the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality (PGLE). Nestlé mandates unconscious bias training for all employees and uses its reputation to advocate for gender ideology. However, the company does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Nestlé and Nestlé USA receive 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.
Nestlé received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, meaning that it vets suppliers according to 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.
Nestlé’s PGLE membership reflects its commitment to “operationalize” company coverage of transgender surgery and treatment, the vetting of business partners based on LGBTQ+ policies, and the financial support of LGBTQ organizations on a global level (1)(2)(3). Nestlé USA signed open letters supporting the Equality Act and transgender participation in women’s and girls’ sports (4)(5). Nestlé also supports a variety of “inclusive” policies, such as funding employee gender transitions and mandating racial unconscious bias training for all employees (6). Nestlé opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (7).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Nestlé USA 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). Nestlé is a member of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (3)(4)(5). Nestlé USA corporately donates to the HRC (6). Nestlé is a PGLE member, a copper sponsor of Out & Equal, and a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (7)(8)(9).
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November 28, 2023
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