Corprate Bias Ratings
TD Synnex, formed in 2021 by the merger of Tech Data Corporation and Synnex Corporation, vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. TD Synnex covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. The company frequently uses its reputation and corporate dollars to promote LGBT events and organizations. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, TD Synnex 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.
TD Synnex received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means TD Synnex has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1)(2). However, TD Synnex has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Synnex Foundation does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. It fundraises for a variety of youth charities to improve well-being (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
TD Synnex CEO Rich Hume signed onto the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge (1). Tech Data Corp’s Executive VP and CIO spoke about LGBTQ rights in the corporate world. The company also hosts a Diversity and Inclusion Conference to advance DEI initiatives. Tech Data Costa Rica attended the Pride Parade and signed onto Declaracion de San Jose, a pledge advancing LGBTQ rights. TechData Italy and Germany also participated in Pride parades (2). One of Tech Data’s employees was recognized as a 2019 Business of Pride for the advancement of the company’s LGBTQ group (3).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
TD Synnex 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). TechData Corporation’s community outreach program includes support for the Pinellas County Urban League and Equality Florida (3). The company also partners with the Florida Diversity Council (4). TechData Corp. sponsored Bleachers at the Bay and the Trans Pride March (5). In 2019, TechData Corp was the Title Sponsor of the St. Pete Pride parade (6). Tech Data is a statewide sponsor of Equality Florida (7).
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August 29, 2023
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