Corprate Bias Ratings
Constellation Brands 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. The company has used its corporate image to promote the LGBTQ movement through Pride branding and LGBTQ spotlight articles. The company has also made efforts to promote DE&I through donations to racial justice organizations , and incorporating DE&I policies and trainings for employees. For these reasons, Constellation Brands 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.
Constellation Brands has 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). It has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Constellation Brands does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Constellation Brands 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). Company CEO William A. Newlands signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, and is a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act (3)(4). The company also alleges that all of its significant brands are used to bring equity to the alcohol industry, and has used its blog to publish LGBTQ articles (5)(6). The company made Pride themed editions of SVEDKA and Corona and partners with Stonewall Sports, an LGBTQ advocation group (7)(8). The company also has implemented policies and trainings to “eliminate bias” and create a “safe and inclusive” workplace (9).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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August 9, 2023
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