San Diego, California
Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk


Qualcomm scored a 55 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with Human Rights Campaign’s controversial demands, Qualcomm 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, and philanthropic support. Qualcomm uses its corporate funds and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies and organizations. Qualcomm has sponsored local Planned Parenthood facilities and pledged $1.5 million to the Black Lives Matter movement. The company supports the Equality Act and is a brass sponsor of Out & Equal. Qualcomm is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. However, the company has not used its political contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Qualcomm receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Qualcomm

Cristiano R. Amon

Cristiano R. Amon


Headquartered in San Diego, California, Qualcomm is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment industry. Cristiano R. Amon and Mark D. McLaughlin serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $51,400 to Republican causes and $15,750 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Qualcomm currently holds a 'Medium Risk' risk rating.

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