Corprate Bias Ratings
Commerce Bancshares, doing business as Commerce Bank, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, it 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. Commerce Bank's CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge and supports DEI within its business practices. The company supports multiple LGBTQ events and implements unconscious bias training for its employees. Commerce Bank sponsored the Animal Adoption Plaza at the Kansas City Pride Fest and donated an entire building to the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. For these reasons, Commerce Bank 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.
Commerce Bank received a score of 90 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other commitments, the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). The company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on religious views or political beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Commerce Bank does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Commerce Bank’s HRC CEI profile indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). The company’s CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (3). Commerce Bank celebrates PRIDE month and has marched in the St. Louis Pride Parade with company branded PRIDE shirts (4). Commerce Bank hosts Diversity and Inclusion training, which includes unconscious bias trainings (5)(6). Commerce Bank supports DEI within its business practices. The company states that “aligns well with our own ESG priorities and commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.” (7).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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September 22, 2023
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