Corprate Bias Ratings
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) 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. The company regularly uses its reputation and corporate dollars to support LGBTQ causes and organizations. MassMutual is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism, and is committed to carbon neutrality by 2050. The company discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving. However, it has not used its PAC donations for ideological purposes. For these reasons, MassMutual 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.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
MassMutual’s gift-matching program will not donate to “churches or religious organizations” but permits donations to religious schools and seminaries as a part of its education support program (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
MassMutual has signed open letters in favor of the Equality Act and transgender participation in women’s and girls’ sports (1)(2). On a video summary on their website indicating their long history of LGBTQ support, MassMutual claims to have opposed the Defense of Marriage Act and supported its repeal, as well as supporting the 2015 ruling that legalized same-sex marriage (3). MassMutual signed an open letter opposing a Florida bill that would prevent teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (4). The company is a PCAF member, committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 (5)(6). CEO Roger Crandall is a member of the Business Roundtable and signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (7)(8).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
MassMutual 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). MassMutual is a copper sponsor of Out & Equal and a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (3)(4).
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August 29, 2023
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