Fortis

UNS Energy, Tuscon Electric Power, UniSource Energy Services, Central Hudson Gas & Electric, Maritime Electric, Caribbean Utilities
Arizona, Canada
Energy, Utilities

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Fortis, a Canadian energy and utilities provider, does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees and ties executive compensation to ESG performance. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Fortis' CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge and committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. Fortis regularly supports LGBTQ Pride but does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Fortis receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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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

Fortis ties executive compensation to ESG performance (1). However, the company 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

Fortis does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. Its charitable giving pillars are “arts & culture, education, and social development” (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Fortis does not publish a nondiscrimination policy (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
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Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Fortis’ CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (1). The company pledged to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 in accordance with the Paris Climate Agreement and supports LGBTQ Pride (2)(3).

Criteria

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

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Rationale

Fortis has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).

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

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Rationale

Fortis has not used its PAC donations or lobbying for ideological purposes (1)(2)(3).

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November 2, 2023

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