Associated Bank has not terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs, though it vets suppliers according to their LGBTQ policies. The company does not have viewpoint protection for its employees. Associated Bank requires employees to attend unconscious bias trainings and discriminates against faith-based charities in its giving. For these reasons, Associated Bank 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.
Associated Bank received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, which, among other characteristics, means that it has pledged to vet vendors for support of LGBTQ policies (1). There are no publicly known instances of Associated Bank terminating a business relationship for political reasons.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Associated Bank does not have a gift-matching program; however, they give PTO for volunteerism (1). They do not disclose guidelines for which organizations are eligible for this program. For corporate donations, they prohibit programs of religious instruction or organizations that support political causes (2).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Associated Bank does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Associated Bank requires employees to attend unconscious bias training (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Associated Bank does not use corporate dollars to support ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression (1).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Associated Bank does not operate a PAC.
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March 21, 2023
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