Crown Castle International

Lightower Fiber Networks
Texas
Real Estate, Telecommunication Services

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Crown Castle International 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 has partnered with LGBT Tech, which engages in legislative advocacy and discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving. However, the company has not used its corporate reputation or lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Crown Castle International receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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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.

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Crown Castle International has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Code of Conduct applies to all suppliers and includes a commitment to not discriminate on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation (1). The company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

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Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

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Crown Castle International will not match employee donations to “religious organizations” (1).

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

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Crown Castle International does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1)(2).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
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Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Crown Castle International hosts DEI sessions for its employees (1).

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Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Crown Castle International has partnered with LGBT Tech, which engages in legislative advocacy (1)(2).

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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Crown Castle International does not operate a PAC at this time and has not lobbied for ideological purposes (1)(2).

All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
October 3, 2023

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