American Water Works Company
American Water Works Company has not terminated business relationships due to ideological differences, though the company does not provide protections against viewpoint discrimination. American Water donated $200,000 to the National Urban League and is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. The company discriminates against religious charities in its charitable giving. For these reasons, American Water receives a "Medium 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.
American Water Works Company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs. American Water Works Company integrates ESG into all of its business practices and “strongly encourage[s] our prime contractors and major suppliers to support supplier diversity” (1)(2)(3).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
American Water Works unilaterally discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving. The American Water Charitable Foundation does not fund “Faith-based or religious organizations, including churches, synagogues, mosques or other houses of worship, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, The Salvation Army, and other organizations that are not required to file for exemption with the IRS as they automatically qualify for 501(c)(3) status as a church. This restriction extends to projects that are supported by a church, for non-church purposes, such as a meal program, where the check would be payable to the church” (1). The Foundation also does not fund “K-12 schools that require religious instruction as part of their general education requirements. This restriction extends to colleges and universities that require any type of Theology, Faith or Religious courses to meet core curriculum graduation requirements” (1). The Foundation does not fund organizations that discriminate based on gender identity or sexual orientation (1). The Foundation has an employee volunteer and gift matching program that “does not offer matching gifts to religious organizations or educational institutions that require religious instruction as part of their general education requirements” (2).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
American Water Works Company does not provide protections against viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
American Water Works Company has not used its PAC donations for ideological purposes (1).
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May 16, 2023
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