Corprate Bias Ratings
Caesars Entertainment vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. Caesars 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. The company signed onto in support of the Equality Act and sponsored the Las Vegas Pride parade. However, Caesars has not used its PAC donations for ideological purposes hostile to freedom of expression. Caesars Entertainment will also donate to religious organizations providing a social service. For these reasons, Caesars Entertainment 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.
Caesars has received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this indicates the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). However, the company 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.
Caesars Entertainment will not donate to a charitable organization if “it is for a church, temple, mosque or other religious organization (unless it provides non-denominational social services and the request will solely benefit those services)” (1). However, Caesars Entertainment will donate if “it is a religious organization requesting support for a social service offered to all without discrimination based on religion or other identities. This may include offering social services on a local basis on behalf of a national charity such as Meals on Wheels. Regardless, your organization must carry or have one of the tax statuses above” (2).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
The company signed onto an open letter in support of the Equality Act (1). Caesars CEO, Tom Reeg signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge (2). As part of the Caesars DEI program, it offers training on unconscious biases, microaggressions, and inclusivity (3). The company also lists the Human Rights Campaign and the National Urban League as two organizations that it regularly engages with (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Caesars 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). Caesars Entertainment partners with the National Urban League (3). Caesars Entertainment has sponsored the Las Vegas Pride parade (4).
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August 22, 2023
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|6/13/23||Governance||New York State Common Retirement Fund||Report on Election Spending||Against||40.67%|
|6/13/23||Governance||New York State Common Retirement Fund||Report Each Director/Nominee’s Self-Identified Gender and Race/Ethnicity(Board Matrix)||Against||18.83%|