Costco Wholesale

Issaquah, Washington
Food and Staples Retailing, Retailing

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk


Costco is uninvolved in politics and has thus avoided the weaponization of its corporate influence for political purposes. Costco does not support or fund ideological groups hostile to free expression, and the company protects its employees from all forms of viewpoint discrimination. For these reasons, Costco receives a Lower Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Costco Wholesale

W. Craig Jelinek

W. Craig Jelinek


Headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, Costco Wholesale is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Food and Staples Retailing industry. W. Craig Jelinek and Hamilton E. James serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $1,671,214 to Republican causes and $137,075 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Costco Wholesale currently holds a 'Lower Risk' risk rating.

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Shareholder Proposals

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ESG Category
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
1/18/24EnvironmentalNational Center for Public Policy ResearchFiduciary Carbon-Emission Relevance ReportAgainst1.92%
1/19/23SocialArjuna CapitalReport on Reproductive Health Rights RisksAgainst13.30%
1/20/22EnvironmentalGreen Century Capital ManagementReport on GHG Emissions Reduction TargetsAgainst69.95%
1/20/22SocialAmerican Baptist Home Mission SocietyRacial Justice & Food Equity ReportAgainst17.33%
1/20/22SocialNational Center for Public Policy ResearchCharitable Giving ReportAgainst3.17%
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