Procter & Gamble (P&G)
Corprate Bias Ratings
Procter and Gamble (P&G) vets vendors according to LGBTQ policie and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers abortion-related employee travel costs, is a founding member of the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality (PGLE), and pledged $5 million to BLM and related causes. P&G regularly uses its reputation to push gender ideology and funds multiple LGBTQ organizations. The company is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. However, P&G does not use its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, P&G 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.
Procter and Gamble received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means P&G has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1). 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” (2)(3)(4). However, P&G has not publicly terminated any business relationships due to 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.
P&G’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). The company advocates for the Equality Act and is a member of the America Competes LGBTQ business coalition (4)(5). It also uses its advertising to advance LGBTQ activism (6)(7). P&G reinforces the narrative that racism in the U.S. is systemic (8). To appease transgender activists, P&G removed feminine symbols from its feminine hygiene products’ labels (9). In addition, P&G’s feminine care brand, Always, distributed a pamphlet in the UK advertising its products to “young people with female sex organs” (10) In spring 2021, P&G released a statement that it supports the “right to vote” in light of recent election reforms in conservative states; none of these states changed anyone’s right to vote (11). Former Procter and Gamble CEO David S. Taylor signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge (12). Taylor also signed the Business Roundtable’s 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation and CEO Jon R. Moeller is a member of the Business Roundtable, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (13)(14). Braun razors featured a transgender person shaving in one of its advertisements whose scars from a double mastectomy were visible (15).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
P&G funds employees’ out-of-state abortion expenses (1). The company is a member of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (2)(3)(4). P&G is a founding member of the PGLE (5). P&G pledged $5 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes, though the company’s follow-through is largely unknown (6)(7). Native, a P&G subsidiary, has made a one-time donation to the Black Lives Matter organization (8). P&G funds the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and the National Black Justice Coalition (9)(10). Its subsidiary Crest has a partnership with popular transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney (11)(12).
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September 26, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|6/8/23||Social||NorthStar Asset Management||Report on Racism at Company||Against||12.70%|