Hess Corporation

New York
Energy, Transportation

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk


Hess Corporation scored a 90 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, Hess Corporation (Hess) increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Hess uses its reputation and corporate funds to support controversial sex and gender ideologies and organizations. The company's CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge and implements DEI training for its employees. Hess supports the Equality Act and sponsored an event by the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce. However, the company has not used its political contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Hess Corporation receives a Medium Risk rating.

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