Corprate Bias Ratings
Associated Bank vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, though the bank 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 and supports the Equality Act. Associated Bank also requires employees to attend unconscious bias trainings. However, it has not used corporate dollars to fund ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression. 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)(2). There are no publicly known instances of Associated Bank terminating a business relationship for ideological 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, it give PTO for volunteerism (1). The bank do not disclose guidelines for which organizations are eligible for this program. However, Associated Bank states that only “sectarian services” are ineligible for corporate grants, implying that the bank will donate to religious organizations that engage in community work under a separate 501(c)(3) status (2).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Associated Bank 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). The company requires employees to attend unconscious bias training (3). Associated Bank is a member of the business coalition for the Equality Act (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Associated Bank has not used corporate dollars to support ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression (1).
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December 5, 2023
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