Jacobs Engineering Group

Texas
Commercial and Professional Services

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Summary:

While Jacobs Engineering Group does not have viewpoint protections for employees, it has not canceled employees or contracts due to religious or political beliefs. The company has pledged to vet suppliers for LGBTQ policies, however. It does not donate to ideological groups, though it discriminates against faith-based charities. Jacobs Engineering regularly uses its corporate reputation to support ideological agendas, such as supporting the Equality Act. For these reasons, Jacobs Engineering Group 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.

Risk Level
Rationale

Jacobs Engineering Group has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views. The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means Jacobs has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1).

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

Risk Level
Rationale

The Jacobs ESTS Group Matching Program will not match donations to “political or religious organizations” (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Jacobs does not protect employees from potential viewpoint discrimination (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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Rationale

Jacobs has signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act (1). Jacobs requires all high-ranking employees to take “anti-racism” training (2). The company also hosts “Conscious Inclusion” training for its employees and has been a participant in the Dallas Pride parade (3).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Jacobs does not donate to any ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression¬†(1). However, the company did pledge to match up to “$100,000 of employee donations to eligible causes dedicated to inclusion, equality and injustice around the world” (2). It is unclear what these causes are.

Criteria

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

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Rationale

Jacobs donates in a bipartisan manner without an ideological agenda (1)(2).

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March 23, 2023

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