Hearst Corporation

Hearst Health, Fitch Group, CAMP Systems, HISTORY, A&E, Lifetime
New York
Media and Entertainment

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High Risk

Summary:

Hearst Corporation scored a 95 out of 100 on the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with Human Rights Campaign’s controversial demands, Hearst Corp. increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Hearst forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. 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 a High Risk rating.

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