Kraft Heinz

Jell-O
Chicago, Illinois
Food Beverage and Tobacco

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

Kraft Heinz scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Kraft Heinz increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Kraft Heinz forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Kraft Heinz is part of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media. Kraft Heinz provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. The company supports the Equality Act and opposes laws preventing public schools from teaching young children about gender and sexual identity. Kraft Heinz opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. The company denounced various states’ legislative efforts to protect election integrity and security. For these reasons, Kraft Heinz receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Kraft Heinz

Miguel Patricio

Miguel Patricio

Summary:

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Kraft Heinz is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Food Beverage and Tobacco industry. Miguel Patricio and Miguel Patricio serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $289,300 to Republican causes and $78,110 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Kraft Heinz currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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Political Contributions of Leadership:

$289,300

$78,110

Republican

Democrat

Shareholder Proposals

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Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
5/1/24EnvironmentalJanet Jensen Dell of The Last Beach CleanupReport on Recyclability ClaimsAgainstN/A
5/1/24SocialThe Accountability BoardStockolder Proposal Report on Group-Housed PorkAgainstN/A
5/1/24EnvironmentalNational Center for Public Policy ResearchReport on Greenhouse Gas GoalsAgainstN/A
5/4/23GovernanceKenneth SteinerSimple Majority VoteAgainst19.10%
5/4/23EnvironmentalMercy Investment ServicesReport on Water Risk in Supply ChainAgainst7.80%
5/4/23SocialNational Center for Public Policy ResearchCivil Rights, Non-Discrimination and Returns to Merit AuditAgainst1.00%
5/5/22EnvironmentalN/A - UndisclosedReport on Metrics and Efforts to Reduce Water Related RiskAgainst6.55%
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