Waters Corporation

Commercial and Professional Services, Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk


Waters Corp. scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group .By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Waters Corp. increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Waters Corp. forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Waters Corporation 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. For these reasons, Waters Corporation receives a High Risk rating.

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