Corprate Bias Ratings
Goodyear which is a tire company, has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs, despite its pledge to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies. Goodyear integrates ESG into all of its business practices, does not donate to religious organizations, and does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination. A Goodyear factory in Topeka created a zero-tolerance attire policy which would not allow "Blue Lives Matter" or "MAGA" attire but would explicitly allow "Black Lives Matter" and LGBTQ attire. Goodyear quickly backtracked this policy and clarified that Goodyear corporate had not seen or approved the policy. Goodyear covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. For these reasons, Goodyear 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.
Goodyear received a score of 90 on the Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means that the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1). Goodyear integrates ESG into all of its business practices, including for its suppliers and diversity goals (2). Goodyear has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on views or beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Goodyear does not make charitable donations to religious organizations (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
A Goodyear factory in Topeka distributed a zero-tolerance discriminatory policy which lists “Black Lives Matter (BLM), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride” attire as acceptable while “Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, MAGA Attire, Political Affiliated Slogans or Material” are all unacceptable (1)(2). Goodyear issued an apology and attempted to clarify that Goodyear corporate had not seen or approved the policy (3).
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September 13, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|4/10/23||Governance||John Chevedden||Shareholder Ratification of Termination Pay||Against||6.10%|
|4/11/22||Governance||John Chevedden||Adopt Simple Majority Vote||Against||77.86%|