In March 2020 Ethical Consumer viewed the Church & Dwight page on the Open Secrets website which stated that the company and its employees had given $6,808 to political parties so far in the 2020 election cycle, with most going to Democrats. It had also spent $60,000 on lobbying in 2019. 3 out of 5 Church & Dwight lobbyists in 2019 have previously held government jobs. The website noted that "Organizations themselves cannot contribute to candidates and party committees. Figures on this page include contributions and spending by affiliates of this organization."

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Open Secrets generic ref 2020 (2020)

In February 2020 Ethical Consumer viewed Church and Dwight's latest form 10-K filed with sec.gov. The company was registered in Delaware, considered a tax haven by Ethical Consumer at the time of writing, despite having its correspondence address in New Jersey. The report contained no country-by-country tax reporting. As a result the company received Ethical Consumer's worst rating for likely use of tax avoidance strategies.

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Generic Hoovers ref (2020)

In February 2020 Ethical Consumer viewed Church and Dwight's latest form DEF 14a. This listed several senior staff who were paid over £1 million in 2018, the amount that Ethical Consumer considered excessive. The highest paid received $7,267,713.

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Form DEF14a (14 May 2019)