Kaiser Aluminum Corporation

California
Materials

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, an American metals manufacturer, vets vendors according for LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Kaiser Aluminum provides DEIB training for its employees and supports ESG within its business practices. The company donates to the YWCA. However, the company does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Kaiser Aluminum Corporation receives a Medium Risk rating.

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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

Kaiser Aluminum has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Supplier Code of Conduct requires suppliers to include sexual orientation and gender identity in its nondiscrimination policy (1). However, the company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Kaiser Aluminum does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Kaiser Aluminum 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.

Risk Level
Rationale

Kaiser Aluminum provides DEIB training for all its employees and supports ESG within its business practices. From its 2021 Sustainability Report: “ESG leadership is an integral part of Kaiser Aluminum’s business strategy and a core element of both the company’s management and operations and the board’s ongoing governance oversight and processes” (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation donates to the YWCA (1). Otherwise, it has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (2)(3).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Kaiser Aluminum does not operate a PAC or engage in lobbying at this time (1)(2).

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December 8, 2023

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