Markel Corporation

Virginia
Insurance

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Markel has not terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs, though it does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination. Markel has funded multiple advocacy groups and has sponsored a local Pride parade. For these reasons, Markel receives a Medium Risk rating.

Criteria
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

Markel 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

Markel does not publish any rules restricting donations to faith-based organizations, though guidelines for its gift-matching program are not publicly available (1)(2).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Markel 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

Markel sponsored the 2022 Heartland Pride Festival (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Markel Corporation matched gifts to the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation and the National Urban League as part of an initiative to “increase racial equity” (1)(2).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Markel does not have an active PAC at this time.

All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
January 31, 2024

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