Corprate Bias Ratings
Hearst Corp, a media company, vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. The company provides voluntary inclusiveness training for all of its employees and is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. Hearst regularly supports LGBTQ Pride and has funded multiple ideological organizations. For these reasons, Hearst Corp. receives 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.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Hearst does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. The company focuses on funding organizations that support culture, education, health, and social services (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Hearst provides voluntary inclusiveness training for all of its employees (1). Its CEO Steven R. Swartz signed the Business Roundtable’s 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (2). The company regularly supports LGBTQ Pride (3)(4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Hearst 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). The company partners with the T. Howard Foundation which focuses on bringing diversity to the media industry and has donated to Loyola University to advocate for DEI and anti-racism initiatives (3). Hearst also sponsored a virtual conversation lead by GLAAD which advocated for LGBTQ rights and is a corporate partner of Coqual which focuses on gender equality for LGBTQ in the work place (4)(5). The company is a corporate partner of Stonewall, GLAAD, ADColor, and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce which advocates for LGBTQ (6).
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December 5, 2023
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