Does Amgen really support Women's rights?
Amgen has a number of initiatives to recruit and promote women in the workplace and more than half of its workforce is female. Yet, in the 2016-2020 election cycles, Amgen and its employee Political Action Committees (“PACs”) donated at least $1,425,400 to politicians and political organizations working to weaken women’s access to reproductive health care.
Shareholder Proposals Challenge Companies on Support for Politicians Opposing Abortion Access, Progress on Climate, Voting Rights
Institutional investors, in coordination with Rhia Ventures, have filed 11 shareholder proposals for the 2022 proxy season that address the misalignment between the corporation's stated values and their support for politicians and political groups who undermine them. An additional four proposals focus on companies' preparedness for the workplace repercussions of the likely overturn of Roe v. Wade in 2022. Collectively, the investors own or manage $11.8 billion in assets.