Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch has not terminated business relationships due to ideological beliefs. However, it does vet suppliers according to its LGBTQ policies and discriminates against faith-based organizations in its charitable giving. Black & Veatch has supported the Equality Act. The company does not have viewpoint protection for its employees. 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 for political reasons.
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.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
The Black & Veatch Code of Conduct does not protect employees from political viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Black & Veatch has no record of corporately funding ideological organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
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March 24, 2023
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