Corprate Bias Ratings
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.
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.
Costco has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Costco’s donation program is specifically directed at nonprofits that focus on kids, education, or health and human services. Eligible organizations must also be in the same neighborhood as a Costco store. Costco does not make any donations outside of this, including to “religious organizations for religious purposes” (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Costco has not supported ideological causes or policies.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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September 27, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|1/19/23||Social||Arjuna Capital||Report on Reproductive Health Rights Risks||Against||13.30%|
|1/20/22||Environmental||Green Century Capital Management||Report on GHG Emissions Reduction Targets||Against||69.95%|
|1/20/22||Social||American Baptist Home Mission Society||Racial Justice & Food Equity Report||Against||17.33%|
|1/20/22||Social||National Center for Public Policy Research||Charitable Giving Report||Against||3.17%|
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