Corprate Bias Ratings
Shell vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, Shell has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Shell is a member of GARM, a corporate partner of the HRC, and the NGLCC. However, the company has not used its reputation or PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Shell 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.
Shell received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1)(2). Shell 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). Shell 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.
Shell will not permit grants to religious organizations “that do not serve the general public on a non-denominational basis” (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Shell does not use its corporate image to involve itself in politics (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Shell has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). Shell is a member of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (3)(4)(5). The company is a bronze partner of the HRC and a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (6)(7).
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November 28, 2023
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