Sonepar

France
Technology Hardware and Equipment

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Summary:

By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Sonepar increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in marketing and philanthropic support. Sonepar forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Sonepar's North America President signed Catalyst's Champions for Change pledge. The company has implemented unconscious bias training programs for its employees, and the company is a Brass-level sponsor of Out & Equal. Sonepar is a bronze partner of PFLAG and is a member of the Forum for Insurance Transition to Net Zero (FIT). However, the company has not discriminated against religious charities or advocated for ideological causes or policies. For these reasons, Sonepar receives a Medium Risk rating.

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