Corprate Bias Ratings
Kraft Heinz vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies, is part of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Kraft Heinz pays for employee travel to get an abortion and covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. The company advocates for the Equality Act and opposes laws preventing public schools from teaching young children about gender and sexual identity. For these reasons, Kraft Heinz receives a Medium Risk rating.
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.
Kraft Heinz received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means Kraft Heinz has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1)(2). The company is a member of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, which aims to demonetize advertisements and suppress content that “vilifies” individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity, discusses “debated social issues in a negative or partisan context” or spreads “hate speech” (3)(4)(5). However, Kraft Heinz has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Kraft Heinz 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). Kraft Heinz is a member of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (3)(4)(5). Kraft Heinz funds employee travel to get an abortion (6). The company has also pledged $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes (7)(8). Kraft-Heinz sponsored the Brave Space Alliance, “the 1st Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ Center on the South Side of Chicago” (9).
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November 28, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|5/4/23||Governance||Kenneth Steiner||Simple Majority Vote||Against||19.10%|
|5/4/23||Environmental||Mercy Investment Services||Report on Water Risk in Supply Chain||Against||7.80%|
|5/4/23||Social||National Center for Public Policy Research||Civil Rights, Non-Discrimination and Returns to Merit Audit||Against||1.00%|
|5/5/22||Environmental||N/A - Undisclosed||Report on Metrics and Efforts to Reduce Water Related Risk||Against||6.55%|