Covington & Burling

Washington D.C.
Legal

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High Risk

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Covington & Burling scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Covington & Burling increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Covington & Burling forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. The company is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. Covington & Burling sponsored the LGBT and HIV Project Annual Cocktail Reception in 2019. The company is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. Covington & Burling is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. For these reasons, Covington & Burling receives a High Risk rating.

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