Corprate Bias Ratings
Cardinal Health vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but 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. Cardinal Health has advocated for teaching kids about gender identity and sexuality and is a brass sponsor of Out & Equal. The company also funded the Equality PAC. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Cardinal Health 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.
Cardinal Health 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). The company has not fired employees or canceled clients based on their views and beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Cardinal Health has no record of matching employee donations or volunteer hours. Its corporate giving shows no evidence of actively discriminating against causes or organizations due to ideological differences (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Cardinal Health signed a letter opposing state legislation protecting women’s sports and supports the Equality Act (1)(2). The company also opposes Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act, which prevents teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (3). Cardinal Health has also implemented ESG practices, including unconscious bias training and climate commitments (4). CEO Jason Hollar is a member of the Business Roundtable, but has not supported any ideological initiatives (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Cardinal Health 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). Cardinal Health is a brass sponsor of Out & Equal (3). Cardinal Health covers elective abortions in its employee medical benefits, including up to $4,000 in out-of-state travel and other related expenses (4).
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September 29, 2023
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