McKesson

Irving, Texas
Health Care Equipment and Services

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

McKesson 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, McKesson increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. McKesson 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. McKesson was sued by a former employee who alleged that she was fired for refusing the coronavirus vaccine on religious grounds, but the company denies this allegation. The company does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. McKesson is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional shareholder obligations. McKesson opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. McKesson signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act. For these reasons, McKesson receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of McKesson

Brian S. Tyler

Brian S. Tyler

Summary:

Headquartered in Irving, Texas, McKesson is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Health Care Equipment and Services industry. Brian S. Tyler and Donald R. Knauss 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 $145,100 to Republican causes and $714,740 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, McKesson currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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Political Contributions of Leadership:

$145,100

$714,740

Republican

Democrat

Shareholder Proposals

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Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
5/16/24EnvironmentalAs You SowReport on Scope 3 GHG Emissions ReportingAgainstN/A
5/16/24SocialArjuna CapitalShareholder Proposal on Pay Gap ReportingAgainstN/A
7/21/23GovernanceJohn CheveddenRatification of Termination PayAgainst10.80%
5/17/23EnvironmentalAs You SowReport on GHG Emissions FinancingAgainst28.90%
5/17/23SocialDomini Impact Investments LLCReport on Human Rights Risk AssessmentAgainst16.50%
7/22/22GovernanceNYC Comptroller's OfficeAdopt Policy on 10b5-1 PlansAgainst49.34%
7/22/22GovernanceJohn CheveddenSpecial Meetings - Reduce Ownership Req. to 10%Against36.91%
5/19/22SocialAs You SowReport on Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Underwritin, Insuring, and InvestingAgainst72.18%
5/19/22SocialGreen Century Capital ManagementPolicy Restricting Underwriting of New Fossil Fuel SuppliesAgainst19.38%
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