Exelon

Constellation Energy Generation, PECO Energy
Illinois
Energy

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Exelon, an energy delivery company, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Exelon may discriminate against certain religious organizations in its charitable giving, and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. Exelon has supported the Equality Act. The company donates to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Planned Parenthood, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and multiple LGBTQ organizations. Exelon has also donated to the Equality PAC, Progressives Advancing United Leadership PAC, and has lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Exelon receives a High 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

Exelon received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means Exelon has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). Exelon has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Exelon’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).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Exelon 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

Exelon signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act and its CEO is a member of the Business Roundtable but has not supported ideological initiatives (1)(2)(3). The company has advocated for LGBT causes on its website and social media accounts (4)(5). PECO Energy Company partners with the Human Rights Campaign and signed a letter in support of marriage equality (6)(7). Exelon is a Ceres Network member, committed to carbon neutrality by 2050 (8)(9).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Exelon 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). Exelon has pledged over $160 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes (4)(5). Exelon is a copper sponsor of Out & Equal and a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (6)(7).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Exelon has donated to the Equality PAC and lobbied for ideological purposes (1)(2)(3).

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December 6, 2023

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