Raytheon merged with United Technologies in 2020 to form Raytheon Technologies. Through the merger, Raytheon also owns Pratt & Whitney and other affiliates, who operate under the same supplier and equal employment standards. Raytheon vets vendors for pro-LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination. Although there is no publicly known evidence of unfair hiring practices or firing employees for their views, reports show that Raytheon uses critical race theory training for its employees. Raytheon paused PAC donations after January 6, 2021, but has since resumed donations to federal candidates, including election objectors. However, Raytheon, directly and indirectly, supports multiple leftist groups financially. For these reasons, Raytheon 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.
Raytheon has a written policy requiring suppliers have pro-LGBTQ policies (1). There are no publicly known examples of firing employees or canceling contracts based on viewpoints, however.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Raytheon does not currently donate corporate to religious groups, yet their policies do not restrict donations to faith-based groups (1). Raytheon restricts its charitable giving to groups that support STEM education, food security, and services for veterans. It has not discriminated against faith-based charities.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Raytheon does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Raytheon is a platinum partner of the Human Rights Campaign (1). United Technologies, which merged with Raytheon in 2020, had made donations to Planned Parenthood through its employee charitable giving program (2). Raytheon is a Gold sponsor of Out and Equal (3). Raytheon pledged $25 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes, including the National Urban League (4)(5).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
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March 29, 2023
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