Deloitte

New York
Commercial and Professional Services

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Summary:

Deloitte occasionally weaponizes its corporate funds to support ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression. Deloitte has used its corporate reputation to support partisan policies and comment on state-level politics. There are no publicly known cases of the company terminating employees or contractors due to religious or political beliefs. The company does not have viewpoint protections for its employees. For these reasons, Deloitte receives a "Medium Risk" rating.

Criteria
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Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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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Deloitte has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views. The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Among other requirements, this means Deloitte has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1).

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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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Deloitte’s charitable giving objectives primarily involve STEM education (1)(2). Deloitte offers grants and gift matching to collegiate and university STEM programs and does not restrict giving to religious schools (3).

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

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Rationale

Deloitte does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

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

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Deloitte signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act (1). Deloitte, a member of the Business Roundtable, signed a letter “affirming the right to vote” amidst multiple states signing election security laws (2).

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

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Deloitte is a Gold Partner of the HRC (1). Deloitte gives directly to Planned Parenthood (2).

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

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Deloitte’s PAC engages in bipartisan giving without ideological intent (1) (2).

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March 21, 2023

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