Corprate Bias Ratings
Waters Corporation, a specialty measurement company, vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Waters Corporation covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children and releases gender transition guidelines for its employees. Its CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. Waters Corporation installed gender-neutral restrooms and is a corporate partner and sponsor of Out In Tech. The company also partners with Greater Boston PFLAG and with the Stonewall in the UK. However, it does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Waters Corporation 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.
Waters Corporation received a 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means Waters Corporation has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ+ policies (1)(2). However, the company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Waters Corp does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. The company focuses on funding organizations that support “making advancements in human health & well-being, providing access to STEM education resources throughout a student’s educational journey, and supporting diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives” (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Waters Corporation’s CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (1). The company regularly supports LGBTQ Pride and “Created a benefits guide for our LGBTQIA+ employees and their families highlighting our leading and inclusive U.S. benefits that support them” (2). Waters Corporation hosted an allyship workshop and installed gender-neutral restrooms in the United States and the United Kingdom (3). The company supports ESG within its business practices (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Waters Corporation 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). The company released gender transition guidelines for its employees (3). Waters Corporation is a corporate partner and sponsor of Out In Tech which advocates for LGBTQ+ talent in the tech industry (4)(5). Waters Corporation also partners with Greater Boston PFLAG and with the Stonewall in the United Kingdom (6).
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November 30, 2023
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