Bechtel Group

Virginia
Capital Goods

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Bechtel Group Inc. which is an American Engineering company, does not provide its employees with viewpoint protections but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company is committed to net zero emissions by 2050. Bechtel is a copper sponsor for Out & Equal and the executive sponsor of a BRG for the LGBTQ+ community. However, Bechtel does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons Bechtel Group Inc. receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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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.

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Bechtel has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on views or beliefs.

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

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Bechtel does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).

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

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Rationale

Bechtel does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).

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

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Brendan P. Bechtel is a member of the Business Round Table (1) CEO Brendan P. Bechtel signed the Business Roundtable’s 2019 Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (2). Bechtel is committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 (3). Bechtel encouraged colleagues to celebrate Pride Month and hosted various pride celebrations such as book clubs, photo competitions, and panel discussions promoting the LGBTQ movement (4).

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

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Bechtel Group is a copper sponsor of Out & Equal (1). Bechtel Group is the executive sponsor for BPROUD a Business Resource Group for the LGBT+ community (2).

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

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Bechtel Group donates in a bipartisan manner consistent with its business interests (1).

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January 23, 2024

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