Global Payments

Georgia
Payment Processing

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Global Payments vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Global Payments covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children and pledged $250,000 to BLM and related causes. Global Payments CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge and committed to being carbon neutral by 2040. The company discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving but does not lobby for ideological causes. For these reasons, Global Payments 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.

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

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

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Rationale

Global Payments will not match employee donations to churches or religious organizations “Gifts to houses of worship (e.g. churches, synagogues, etc.).” (1).

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

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Global Payments does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (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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Global Payments CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (1).¬†Global Payments has partnered with Mastercard to offer a “True Identity” card, which allows transgender individuals to change their name on the card as they please (2). The company committed to being carbon neutral by 2040 (3).

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

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Global Payments 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). Global Payments pledged $250,000 to the BLM Movement and related causes (3)(4)(5). Global Payments has a Social Justice and Equality Fund matching program for employees to donate exclusively to vetted, non-ideological organizations (6). The company is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (7).

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

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Global Payments has not used its PAC donations for ideological purposes and does not lobby in an ideological manner (1)(2).

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November 28, 2023

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