Corprate Bias Ratings
FirstEnergy vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. FirstEnergy embraces ESG-related goals and principles. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. FirstEnergy uses its corporate reputation and funds to advance ideological causes hostile to freedom of expression. However, FirstEnergy has not publicly terminated relationships with vendors or customers due to views or beliefs. For these reasons, FirstEnergy 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.
FirstEnergy received a score of 90 from the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Among other requirements, this means that FirstEnergy has a written policy pledging to vet vendors in support of LGBTQ policies (1)(2). FirstEnergy embraces ESG goals and principles, including a goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 (2). First Energy 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.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
CEO Steven E. Strah signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge (1). FirstEnergy embraces ESG goals and principles (2). FirstEnergy implements DEI goals through its targeted recruitment of racially diverse employees and a goal to be 30% racially and ethnically diverse by 2025. FirstEnergy held a training session for employees about “allyship and microaggressions” (3).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
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September 21, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|5/24/23||Governance||John Chevedden||Shareholder Ratification of Excessive Termination Pay||Against||6.10%|
|5/24/23||Environmental||National Center for Public Policy Research||Establish Committee on Decarbonization Risk||Against||1.50%|
|5/17/22||Governance||John Chevedden||Special Meetings - Reduce Ownership Req. to 10%||Against||37.94%|
|5/17/22||Social||Steven Milloy||Child Labor Audit||Against||2.90%|