AvalonBay Communities

Virginia
Real Estate

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Avalon Bay Communities 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. The company has supported the Equality Act. For these reasons, AvalonBay receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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.

Risk Level
Rationale

AvalonBay Communities received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1). However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs.

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
Rationale

AvalonBay Communities does not discriminate against faith-based charities in its giving and partners with faith-based groups such as the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity (1).

Criteria

Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

AvalonBay Communities does not provide protections against viewpoint discrimination (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

AvalonBay Communities 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 advocates for the Equality Act (3). Its CEO, Ben Schall, has signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge (4).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

AvalonBay Communities donates to Los Angeles LGBT Center JVS SoCal, an organization that provides “transgender” people with “Hormone therapy, including education and management” and “Pre- and post-surgical care” (1).

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

AvalonBay Communities does not have an active PAC.

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November 28, 2023

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