Capital One has supported ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression and has funded the Equality PAC and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). It does not discriminate against faith-based charities, but it does lack viewpoint protections for its employees. However, Capital One has not fired employees or clients for their beliefs. It has no policies against doing business with legal clients. For these reasons, Capital One 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.
Capital One received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the HRC. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1). However, there are no known instances of Capital One firing anyone because of political or religious beliefs. Capital One has no public policies against doing business with specific industries, customers, or groups.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Capital One does not have a gift-matching program. Previously, Capital One only matched donations to accredited K-12, College, or University schools. There are no reports of discrimination against religious and educational institutions (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Capital One does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Capital One has signed letters supporting the Equality Act and opposing the protection of women’s sports (1) (2). It also denounced state legislature’s efforts to enhance voting integrity (3). Capital One opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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March 21, 2023
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