Black & Veatch
Corprate Bias Ratings
Black & Veatch 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 and has supported the Equality Act. However, it has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Black & Veatch 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.
Black & Veatch received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (1). Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. However, Black & Veatch has not publicly terminated business relationships due to ideological differences.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
In order for an employee gift to be matched, the organization must be “nonsectarian and nondenominational in its charter, objectives and operations” and “nondiscriminatory in its charter, objectives and operations” (1). Additionally, organizations that have demonstrated “participation in and/or support of… religious organizations, programs, events or causes” are ineligible. Although it is possible that religious organizations that engage in community work under a separate 501(c)(3) status are eligible for a donation from Black & Veatch, there are no statements acknowledging such donations.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Black & Veatch 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 signed the Business Coalition for Equality Act (3). Black & Veatch also hosts unconscious bias training sessions for employees and officers (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Black & Veatch has not funded ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression.
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August 9, 2023
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