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Corporate Bias Rating

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Rating - Danger
High Risk


SONOS scored a 100 out of 100 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, SONOS increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. SONOS 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. SONOS does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. SONOS has integrated ESG practices into its business, including climate pledges. SONOS has engaged in LGBTQ-related advocacy and donated to organizations such as the ACLU. For these reasons, SONOS receives a High Risk rating.

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