Corprate Bias Ratings
SAS Institute vets vendors according to LGBTQ and ESG policies 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 discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving and uses its reputation to support LGBT causes. However, SAS Institute has not used its corporate dollars for ideological purposes. For these reasons, SAS Institute 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.
SAS Institute has integrated ESG into its business practices and requires its suppliers to abide by its Code of Business Ethics, which includes a commitment to not discriminate on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation (1)(2). The company received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (3)(4). However, SAS Institute has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on views or 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.
The CEO of SAS has signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge (1). SAS Institute features a blog post on its website about LGBTQ teen dating (2). SAS also expresses that it does networking and recruiting at LGBTQ events such as Pride in the Tirangle and Out for Undergrad (3). The CEO of SAS Institute, Jim Goodnight, 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 (4)(5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
SAS Institute does not use corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies.
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November 30, 2023
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