Pitney Bowes

Connecticut
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High Risk

Summary:

Pitney Bowes scored a 100 out of 100 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Pitney Bowes increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Pitney Bowes forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. The company is a signatory of the Gender & Diversity KPI Alliance, appearing to prioritize diversity over merit in its business structure through the establishment of gender and racial targets for its leadership composition and its support of DEI in its hiring and promotions. Pitney Bowes is a member of the Civic Alliance, a business coalition that opposes election security laws. The company pushes ESG metrics, including preferential hiring of LGBTQ people. CEO Marc Lautenbach is a member of the Business Roundtable and signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers. Pitney Bowes' former CEO, Jason Dies, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. The company is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. For these reasons, Pitney Bowes receives a High Risk rating.

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