Corprate Bias Ratings
Lumen Technologies, formerly CenturyLink, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections 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. Lumen Technologies is a corporate partner of the Human Rights Campaign and Out & Equal. CenturyLink funds Planned Parenthood. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Lumen Technologies 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.
Lumen Technologies received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means Lumen Technologies has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). Century Link also has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (4). However, neither have publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Lumen does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1). Century Link does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. The company focuses on “K-12 education and programs that support youth; technology-focused initiatives; and locally-driven efforts” (2). CenturyLink does not have an employee matching program at this time (3).
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.
Lumen Technologies 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). Lumen is a bronze partner of the HRC (3). Lumen is a copper sponsor of Out & Equal (4). CenturyLink funds Planned Parenthood (5).
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December 8, 2023
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