Delta Dental of California

Illinois
Insurance

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Delta Dental of California does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company prioritizes diversity in its recruitment, hiring, promotion, and supply chain. Delta Dental is committed to DEI training and education across the company and has supported multiple LGBTQ organizations. However, it has not used its political contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Delta Dental of California receives a Medium Risk rating.

Criteria
Risk Level
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.

Risk Level
Rationale

Delta Dental prioritizes diversity in its recruitment, hiring, promotion, and supply chain (1). However, it has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs (2)(3).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Delta Dental does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. However, it will only give to religious organizations that provide non-sectarian services. “Nonprofit organizations (NPOs) that may not be eligible include those without 501(c)(3) status and religious or political groups, unless the grant is specified for a community outreach program” (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Delta Dental does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Delta Dental supports DEI within its business practices. It is committed to DEI training and education across the organization (1). The company advocates for LGBTQ Pride on its social media accounts (2)(3).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Delta Dental financially supported The Trevor Project and the Equal Rights Advocates, a group that supports people with gender identities through legal cases (1). The company also contributed to the Sacramento LGBT Community Center (2). Delta Dental of California supported Whitman-Walker Health, which offers community-based health care to all with special expertise in working with LGBTQ people and providing HIV/AIDS care (3).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Delta Dental has not used its PAC donations or lobbying for ideological purposes (1)(2).

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December 7, 2023

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