Although Western Digital vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies, it has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs. The company does not offer viewpoint protections for its employees but hasn't fired employees for their views. It does not unilaterally discriminate against religious charities, nor does it use corporate funds to support ideological organizations or agendas hostile to freedom of expression. For these reasons, Western Digital 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.
Western Digital has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views. The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means Western Digital has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Western Digital supports organizations that “improve education, support hunger relief, as well as programs protecting the environment and our communities” (1). The company does not give to “organizations whose primary function is the proselytization of specific religious beliefs” but does not exclude faith-based charities within its missional purpose (2). Western Digital no longer offers an employee gift-matching program (3).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Western Digital does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Western Digital is an advocate for the Equality Act (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Western Digital has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Western Digital does not have a PAC.
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March 23, 2023
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