Corprate Bias Ratings
Edison International, which is a utility holding company, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Edison covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. The company discriminates against some religious organizations in its charitable giving and supports the Equality Act. Edison's CEO is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism, and is committed to carbon neutrality by 2040. The company regularly uses its reputation to advance LGBTQ Pride and Southern California Edison is a member of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. However, the company has not used its political contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Edison International receives a Medium Risk rating.
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.
Edison International received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). The company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Edison’s charitable giving guidelines require that organizations abide by its nondiscrimination policy, including on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, thereby excluding some religious charities (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Edison International signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act (1). The company hosts various events for LGBTQ youth in its communities (2). CEO Pedro J. Pizarro is a member of the Business Roundtable and signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (3)(4). Edison International is a Ceres Network Member, committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 (5)(6).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Edison International has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). The company restricts its giving to organizations that support the environment, disaster relief, and education (3). Southern California Edison is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (4).
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December 5, 2023
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