Corprate Bias Ratings
Carlson Companies vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. Carlson Companies integrates ESG principles into its business operations. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. Carlson Companies does not discriminate against religious organizations, however has donated directly to Planned Parenthood. The company is a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act and has signed the HRC’s Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ Legislation. Carlson Companies has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. For these reasons, Carlson Companies 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.
Carlson received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1). Carlson Companies implements ESG principles into all aspects of its business (2)(3)(4). However, Carlson has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
According to The Carlson Family Foundation’s mission, religious organizations are not discriminated against (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Carlson Companies 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 is a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act and has signed the HRC’s Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ Legislation (3)(4). Carlson is a member of the Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Carlson Companies has directly supported Planned Parenthood (1).
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July 21, 2023
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