Gates Industrial

Colorado
Automobiles and Components

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Gates Industrial vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company sponsored an LGBTQ Pride parade and has a DE&I council. For these reasons, Gates Industrial receives a Medium 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

Gates Industrial Corporation has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Supplier Code of Conduct/Code of Business Ethics requires vendors to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their nondiscrimination policy (1). However, it has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on views or beliefs.

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Gates Industrial Corporation’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)(2).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Gates Industrial Corporation does not provide viewpoint protections to 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

Gates Industrial Corporation supports DEI within its business practices, forming a DE&I council (1). Otherwise, it has not supported ideological causes or policies (2).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Gates Industrial Corporation sponsored the 2019 Denver Pride 5k, donating over $5,000 to The Center on Colfax (1)(2). Otherwise, it has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (3).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Gates Industrial Corporation does not operate a PAC or engage in lobbying at this time (1)(2).

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December 12, 2023

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