Corprate Bias Ratings
VMware vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company has corporately donated to Planned Parenthood and covers travel costs for employee abortions. VMware also covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. VMware supports the Equality Act, transgender participation in female sports, and funds multiple LGBTQ organizations. However, it provides viewpoint protections for its employees, does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving, and has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, VMware receives a Lower 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.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
VMware does not discriminate against faith-based charities or organizations in its charitable giving (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
VMware’s foundation donated to Planned Parenthood in 2019 (1). It has expanded employee healthcare benefits to include out-of-state abortion travel (2). The company 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 (3)(4). VMware is a Bronze sponsor of Out and Equal and a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (5)(6).
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September 21, 2023
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