Edelman

Daniel J. Edelman Inc.
Illinois
Commercial and Professional Services

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

Edelman scored a 100 out of 100 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Edelman, one of the world's largest global communications firms, 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. Edelman 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. Edelman pledged to not work with gun manufacturers or tobacco companies. Edelman also vets vendors according to environmental policies. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion. Edelman has used its corporate reputation and funds to advance LGBT and gender ideology. The company is part of the Don't Ban Equality Coalition to support abortion access and is a founding member of the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality (PGLE). Edelman has stated that it is a corporate mandate to speak out against systemic racism. The company is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and its CEO signed the CEOs for Gun Safety. Edelman denounced various states’ legislative efforts to protect election integrity and security. For these reasons, Edelman receives a High Risk rating.

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