Huntington Bank

Ohio
Banks

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Huntington Bank vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children and is committed to carbon neutrality by 2050. Huntington Bank is a corporate partner of the NGLCC and its CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge. The company requires organizations abide by its charitable giving nondiscrimination policies but has not used its PAC contributions or lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Huntington Bank receives a Medium Risk rating.

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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.

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Huntington Bank received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. Among other criteria, this means that Huntington has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). Huntington Bank has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

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

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Rationale

Huntington Bank’s¬†charitable giving guidelines require that organizations abide by its nondiscrimination policy, including on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, thereby excluding some religious charities (1).

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

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Huntington Bank does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

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

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Huntington Bank has a DEI Strategic Council aimed at implementing DEI initiatives and results throughout the company (1). Huntington is a PCAF member, committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 (2)(3). The companies CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (4).

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Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

Huntington 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). Huntington is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (3).

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

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Huntington Bank has not used its PAC donations or lobbied for ideological purposes (1)(2).

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November 28, 2023

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