Discover Financial Services

Riverwoods, Illinois
Diversified Financials

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

Discover Financial Services 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, the company increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Discover 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. Discover integrates ESG into its business practices, including for suppliers and vendors. Discover provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. The company supports the Equality Act. Discover specifically matches funds to the ACLU, EJI, and National Urban League. Discover signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge and is a silver sponsor of Out & Equal. The company has donated to the Equality PAC. Discover is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. For these reasons, Discover receives a High Risk rating.

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