Palo Alto Networks

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Medium Risk


Palo Alto Networks received a score of 85 out of 100 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with Human Rights Campaign’s controversial demands, Palo Alto Networks increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Palo Alto Networks forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings. Palo Alto Networks has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Palo Alto Networks supports the Equality Act and its CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge. The company's CEO is a member of the Business Roundtable. However, it protects its employees against viewpoint discrimination, does not discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or beliefs. For these reasons, Palo Alto Networks receives a Medium Risk rating.

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