McCormick & Company
Corprate Bias Ratings
McCormick & Company vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but 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. McCormick has frequently used its reputation and corporate dollars to support LGBTQ issues and donated $500,000 to BLM and related causes. 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, McCormick & Company 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.
McCormick has received a score of 90 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Among other requirements, this indicates the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1). McCormick has integrated ESG into its business practices, including evaluating suppliers based on social criteria (2). McCormick & Company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on views or beliefs.
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.
McCormick & Company’s HRC CEI profile indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). The company is a signatory of the Equality Act (3). McCormick made a blog post on its website in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and outlined ways the company would support the movement (4). Erica Frazier, a co-chair of McCormick’s LGBTQ Employee Ambassador Group stated that some of her goals include working with organizations that support LGBTQ+ youth and involving the group in the hiring process (5). McCormick & Company has posted in celebration of Pride Month to its corporate Facebook account (6). The CEO of McCormick & Company, Lawrence Kurzius, 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.
McCormick & Company has donated $500,000 to the Black Lives Matter movement and/or related causes (1)(2). McCormick’s LGBTQ Employee Ambassador Group used funds to support the Baltimore Pride Parade (3). McCormick and Company released an Old Bay hot sauce for pride month, donating $4 from each sale to The Trevor Project (4).
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November 30, 2023
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