Oracle supported the Equality Act while opposing laws like Florida's Parental Rights in Education Act. Oracle has organized employee donations to Planned Parenthood and funds their abortion travel expenses and gender affirming healthcare expenses but does not publish its charitable giving policy to indicate that Oracle will match employee donations to religious charities. Oracle does not have viewpoint protections for its employees. Oracle Advertising was a partner of the Global Disinformation Index before disaffiliating in 2023. Oracle continues to embrace ESG principles and embed ESG metrics into its business and its supplier relations, being a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. For these reasons, Oracle receives a High 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.
Oracle has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views. The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) (1). Among other requirements, this means Oracle has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies. Oracle Advertising was a Select Partner of the Global Disinformation Index (GDI), which has restricted advertising to various conservative news outlets, but Oracle disaffiliated from the GDI in 2023 (2)(3). Oracle embraces ESG metrics throughout its business operations and for its suppliers (4)(5)(6).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Oracle formerly prohibited donation matching to employee charitable donations to a religious organization unless “the gift is designated to an ongoing secular community service program sponsored by these organizations which do not advocate or advance any specific religious views” (1). Oracle has updated their giving portal, which does not allow public access (2)(3)(4). It is unclear if Oracle currently discriminates against religious charities.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Oracle does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Oracle supports the Equality Act and transgender participation in girls’ sports (1)(2). Oracle opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (3). Oracle embraces ESG metrics throughout its business operations and for its suppliers (4)(5)(6). CEO Safra Catz signed the Business Roundtable’s 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (7).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Oracle has donated to Planned Parenthood (1). Oracle lists the Human Rights Campaign and Out and Equal as “diversity partners” on its website (2). Oracle also reimburses employees’ expenses for out-of-state abortion travel and lodging and provides transgender affirming healthcare and support (3)(4).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
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April 30, 2023
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