Elevance Health (Anthem)
Corprate Bias Ratings
Elevance Health vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. The company has supported gender transitions in the healthcare system, but has not dissociated from dissenters. Anthem is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. The company does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Elevance Health 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.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Elevance Health’s corporate giving prioritizes organizations focused on healthcare and community health outreach. The company’s grants to such organizations do not discriminate due to religious affiliation (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Former Anthem CEO Gali Koziara Boudreaux signed the Business Roundtable’s 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Anthem has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). Elevance Health is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (3). Otherwise, it does not use its corporate funds to donate to organizations hostile to freedom of expression (4).
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August 23, 2023
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|5/10/23||Governance||John Chevedden||Give the Owners of 10% of Common Stock the Power to Call a Special Shareholder Meeting||Against||46.00%|
|5/10/23||Governance||Nathan Cummings Foundation||Require Indirect Political Spending Reporting||Against||8.10%|
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