Screens and Parameters

The BRII database provides information on 13 broad screens comprising 74 individual parameters:

CategoryDescriptionFailure period1
Abortion2 (10 parameters)
ContributorContributes to abortion activist organization5 years
DistributorWholesale or retail distributor of abortifacients (excluding Emergency Contraceptives and RU-486)1 year
Emergency Contraceptive DistributorWholesale or retail distributor of Emergency Contraceptives1 year
Emergency Contraceptive ManufacturerDevelops/manufactures Emergency Contraceptives1 year
Hospital/Surgical CenterPerforms elective abortions (surgical or medical)1 year
InsurerInsures elective abortions (surgical or medical)1 year
Insurer RequiredDue to government requirements, insures elective abortions (surgical or medical)1 year
ManufacturerDevelops/manufactures abortifacients or products utilized in the abortion process (excluding Emergency Contraceptives and RU-486)1 year
RU-486 DistributorWholesale or retail distributor of RU-4861 year
RU-486 ManufacturerDevelops/manufactures RU-4861 year
 
Alcohol (2 parameters)
DistributorWholesale distributor of alcohol1 year
ManufacturerManufactures alcohol1 year
 
Anti-Family Activity (4 parameters)
Entertainment AdvertiserAdvertises on TV programs that have the most violence, offensive language, sexual content1 year
Entertainment Gay FocusProduces, distributes media content (TV, radio, print, Internet, etc.) with an exclusively gay focus1 year
Entertainment Producer/DistributorProduces/distributes TV programs, movies, videos with violence, offensive language, sexual content (including nudity but not hard core pornography)1 year
Political AdvocateEngaged in active political support and advocacy for anti-family initiatives (excluding LGBT initiatives)5 years
 
Bioethics (2 parameters)
CloningEngaged in reproductive or therapeutic cloning, embryo harvesting, and related activities1 year
Stem CellEngaged in human embryonic stem cell or aborted human fetal tissue production, research, and related services1 year
 
Contraceptives (1 parameter)
ManufacturerManufactures contraceptives (excluding abortifacients, Emergency Contraceptives and RU-486)1 year
 
Gaming (8 parameters)
Betting ShopOwns/operates betting shop1 year
BingoOwns/operates bingo gambling1 year
CasinoOwns/operates casino1 year
InternetOwns/operates Internet, interactive TV, mobile phone gambling1 year
LotteryOwns/operates lottery1 year
ManufacturerManufactures gaming equipment or software1 year
MiscellaneousOperates electronic gaming devices in non-gaming locations; operates card rooms; produces gaming TV programming; provides consulting, payment processing and other services to the gambling industry1 year
Pari-mutuelOwns/operates race track, sports wagering/spread betting1 year
 
Human Rights (5 parameters)
ArmamentsProvides military equipment and/or weapons products, systems, or technology to terrorist sponsoring nation5-10 years3
Dangerous NationConducts business with terrorist sponsoring nation3 years
Oppressive RegimeConducts business with country that mistreats its people1 year (or 3)
Sudan OtherCompanies with business activity in Sudan, excluding oil exploration and production operations1 year (or 3)
Sudan PetroleumCompanies with oil exploration, production operations in Sudan1 year (or 3)
 
Low-Income Financial Services (9 parameters)
Auto Title LenderProvides automobile title loan/pawn lending services1 year
Buy Here/Pay Here Car LenderProvides on-site-used-car-lot high interest loans1 year
Check CasherProvides high fee check cashing services1 year
MiscellaneousEngages in discriminatory lending, provides products or services exclusively or primarily to exploitive businesses, engages in other exploitive activity1 year
Money TransferProvides high fee money transfer services1 year
Pawn ShopOwns/operates pawn shop1 year
Pay Day LoanProvides pay day loans1 year
Refund Anticipation LoanProvides refund anticipation loans1 year
Rent To OwnOwns/operates rent-to-own business1 year
 
Marijuana (5 parameters)
Distributor (Medical)Wholesale or retail distributor of medical marijuana1 year
Distributor (Non-Medical)Wholesale or retail distributor of non-medical marijuana1 year
Manufacturer (Medical)Manufactures medical marijuana1 year
Manufacturer (Non-Medical)Manufactures non-medical marijuana1 year
MiscellaneousProvides miscellaneous services to the marijuana industry1 year
 
Non-Married Lifestyles (15 parameters)
Advertiser - ActiveUses gay/lesbian themes in ads; advertises on exclusively gay TV or radio channel or network1 year
Advertiser - PassiveAdvertises in gay/lesbian magazines using mainstream ads1 year
AwardsReceived award from LGBT activist organization for supporting advancement of LGBT initiatives3 years
ContributorContributes to gay/lesbian activist organization5 years
Domestic Partner BenefitsProvides medical coverage to employees' domestic partners1 year (or 100)
Diversity TrainingIncludes sexual orientation and/or gender identity in employee diversity training1 year (or 100)
Employees GroupHas a gay/lesbian employees group1 year (or 100)
Gender IdentityIncludes gender identity in non-discrimination policy statement1 year (or 100)
Most ActiveMost active promoter of the gay/lesbian lifestyle (based on other Non-Married failures)1 year
Non-discrimination PolicyIncludes sexual orientation in non-discrimination policy statement1 year (or 100)
Political AdvocateEngaged in active political support and advocacy for LGBT initiatives5 years
SponsorSponsors gay/lesbian events1 year
Supplier DiversityIncludes gay/lesbian businesses in supplier diversity program1 year (or 100)
TrailblazerWas the first to embrace new LGBT initiatives100 years
Transgender BenefitsProvides surgical reconstruction for transgender employees (a.k.a. sex reassignment surgery)1 year (or 100)
 
Pornography4 (5 parameters)
AdvertiserAdvertises in pornographic magazines1 year
Cabaret OperatorOwns, operates, licenses "adult" clubs1 year
DistributorDistributes pornography (excluding via Internet) (Includes any form of porn: film, print, audio, etc.)1 year
InternetEngaged in any form of Internet porn activity (Includes Internet porn distribution, production, web hosting, advertising, referrals, partnerships/network arrangements, consulting, payment processing, etc.)1 year
ProducerProduces pornography (excluding Internet porn) (Includes any form of porn: film, print, audio, etc.)1 year
 
Positive Activity (6 parameters)
AwardsReceived recognition/award for philanthropy, governance ethics, citizenship, management, other exemplary activity3 years
Christian OrientationHas distinct Christian orientation and/or Christian management/board of directors1 year
Corporate ChaplainProvides corporate chaplain to employees2 years
Entertainment AdvertiserAdvertises on the most family-friendly TV programs1 year
Entertainment Producer/DistributorProduces/distributes family-friendly TV shows, movies, videos1 year
Good StewardEmbraces numerous Christians principles100 years or until removed
 
Tobacco (2 parameters)
DistributorWholesale distributor of tobacco1 year
ManufacturerManufactures tobacco products1 year

1. Failure periods vary from one parameter to another based upon a variety of factors (e.g., the nature of the activity and the type and availability of confirmation sources). As well, several parameters, themselves, have varying failure periods depending upon the failure confirmation source used. Note also that 100 year failure periods are given, in general, when selected parameters that relate to fixed corporate policies are confirmed on the basis of a primary source. In the unlikely event that a company policy does change, our ordinary research process will discover this information.

2. BRII defines an elective abortion as either a surgical or medical abortion that is performed under any circumstances, except when the mother's life is threatened by continuing the pregnancy.

3. A company will fail HR-A initially for five years. A review of the situation may result in extending the failure period for an additional five years.

4. BRII defines pornography as material that includes nudity and/or graphic sexual content for the purpose of sexual arousal. Also included is material that has been altered by pixelization or other means and that otherwise would depict nudity and graphic sexual content.