Western Digital

SanDisk
San Jose, California
Technology Hardware and Equipment

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

Western Digital scored an 85 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, Western Digital increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Western Digital uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Western Digital supports the Equality Act. The company is a brass sponsor of Out & Equal. For these reasons, Western Digital receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Western Digital

David Goeckeler

David Goeckeler

Summary:

Headquartered in San Jose, California, Western Digital is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Technology Hardware and Equipment industry. David Goeckeler and Matthew E. Massengill serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $0 to Republican causes and $0 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Western Digital currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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