Corprate Bias Ratings
Aramark vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, though the company 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. Aramark has previously donated to the National Urban League and multiple LGBTQ organizations. It has voiced support for Black Lives Matter (BLM) and related movements on social media. Aramark is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. For these reasons, Aramark 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.
Aramark received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (1). Aramark does not have viewpoint protections for its employees. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. However, Aramark has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Aramark will not match direct employee donations to houses of worship, although the company will match donations to “educational and social service organizations with religious affiliations” (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
The company extensively celebrates Pride Month each year, releasing related podcasts and organizing activities for employees (1)(2). Aramark also took part in the “Blackout Tuesday” during the BLM protests of 2020 (3). Former Aramark CEO Eric Foss signed the Business Roundtable’s 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Aramark has donated to the National Urban League (1). Aramark is a copper sponsor of Out & Equal and a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (2)(3). Aramark 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 (4)(5).
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November 28, 2023
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