Heidrick and Struggles

Illinois
CRM & Project Management

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Heidrick and Struggles does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving or fund ideological organizations hostile to freedom of expression. However, Heidrick and Struggles does not protect against viewpoint discrimination and promotes DEI and ESG in its business practices. The company is a bronze partner of PFLAG. Heidrick and Struggles has not canceled clients or vendors for views or beliefs. For these reasons, Heidrick and Struggles receives a Lower Risk rating.

Criteria
Risk Level
Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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.

Risk Level
Rationale

There are no publicly known cases of Heidrick and Struggles terminating business relationships due to views or beliefs.

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

The Heidrick and Struggles Foundation will match donations to religious charities that serve the public and do not require conversion for services (1). 

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Heidrick and Struggles does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

Heidrick and Struggles advocates for greater DEI in the workplace (1). Heidrick and Struggles integrates ESG into all of its business practices as depicted in its ESG Report and ESG and Sustainability Office (2)(3).

Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

Heidrick and Struggles is a bronze partner of PFLAG, an LGBTQ+ activist group that promotes books for children with sexually explicit and gender fluid content and advocates against laws that inform parents of their child’s gender dysphoria or prevent unapproved transgender medical treatments for minors (1)(2)(3).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Heidrick and Struggles does not operate a PAC at this time (1).

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February 21, 2024

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