Sony

Sony Electronics, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Japan
Consumer Durables and Apparel, Media and Entertainment

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High Risk

Summary:

Sony scored a 50 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, Sony Corporation of America (Sony) increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment and vendor selection, and philanthropic support. Sony is part of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media and funds abortion groups. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. Sony ran an employee matching campaign for BLM. The company supports the Equality Act and is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). Sony lobbied for the Equality PAC. Sony opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. The company is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. For these reasons, Sony receives a High Risk rating.

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