Reckitt Benckiser (RB)
Corprate Bias Ratings
Reckitt Benckiser, which is a global consumer goods company, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies. The company does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Reckitt Benckiser covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. The company is part of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media and has engaged in some LGBTQ advocacy through its brands. However, Reckett Benckiser does not publish charitable giving guidelines but has not lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Reckitt Benckiser 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.
Reckitt received a score of 95 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other commitments, the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). 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” (3)(4)(5). The company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers , or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Reckitt does not publish charitable giving guidelines (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
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September 26, 2023
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