General Motors (GM)
General Motors vets vendors for their LGBTQ protections, but it has not publicly fired employees or terminated business relationships because of ideological disagreements. GM supports the Equality Act and has spoken out against state-level efforts to reform its own election rules. GM has leaned fully into ESG practices, and the company was among the first to pull its advertisements from Twitter after Elon Musk's purchase of the site. Meanwhile, the company policy does not protect against viewpoint discrimination. GM has not used its corporate dollars to support ideological organizations, but it will not support its employees' donations to faith-based groups the way it does for secular groups. For these reasons, GM receives a "High 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.
General Motors has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views. The company received a score of 90 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means General Motors has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1). After Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, General Motors indefinitely suspended its advertising on the site and has not resumed normal operations (2).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
GM does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
GM has signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act and an amicus brief requesting the addition of sexual orientation as a protected class on the 1964 Civil Rights Law (1)(2). GM also issued a public statement opposing an election reform law in Michigan (3). Despite previously working alongside other auto manufacturers to legally challenge a California emissions standard, GM withdrew its name from the effort and threw its support behind then-President-elect Biden (4). GM has made the OneTen pledge to further emphasize race in its hiring practices (5). GM has an entire separate website dedicated to its ESG practices (6).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
GM does not use its corporate dollars to support ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression. NOTE: General Motors announced that it would give $10 million to various organizations promoting racial justice, though it did not specify which organizations would receive funding (1).
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March 10, 2023
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