VMware

California
Software and Services

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Summary:

VMware has not terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs. The company has a policy against discrimination due to political affiliation, though it does vet suppliers according to their LGBTQ policies. The company has corporately donated to Planned Parenthood and supported the Equality Act. However, the company does not discriminate against faith-based charities and has religious and viewpoint protections for employees. For these reasons, VMware receives a "Lower Risk" rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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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.

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VMware received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (1). Among other requirements, this means VMware vets suppliers according to LGBTQ policies. VMware has not terminated business relationships due to ideological beliefs.

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Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

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VMware does not discriminate against faith-based charities or organizations in its charitable giving (1).

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

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VMware protects employees and clients from both religious and viewpoint (“political activity or affiliation”) discrimination (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
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Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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VMware signed open letters supporting the Equality Act and transgender participation in female sports (1)(2).

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Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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VMware’s foundation did donate to Planned Parenthood in 2019 (1). VMWare has expanded employee healthcare benefits to include out-of-state abortion travel (2). VMware is a Bronze sponsor of Out and Equal (3).

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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VMware does not use its PAC for ideological purposes (1)(2).

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March 28, 2023

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