Corprate Bias Ratings
Medline Industries, a medical supply company, fired a group of employees after refusing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The company vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and integrates ESG into all of its business practices. Medline Industries supports the Equality Act and regularly uses its reputation to promote LGBTQ Pride. The company donated $250,000 to BLM and $250,000 to the National Urban League. Medline Industries also discriminates against some religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Medline Industries receives a High 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.
Medline Industries fired a group of employees for refusing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine after applying for religious and medical exemptions (1). The company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Supplier Code of Conduct requires vendors to include sexual orientation and gender identity in its nondiscrimination policy (2). Medline Industries integrates ESG into all of its business practices. The company stated, “Medline has incorporated ESG principles into existing business strategy, establishing a broader, global and data-driven approach to our work” (3).
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.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Medline Industries donated $250,000 to Black Lives Matter and $250,000 to the National Urban League (1).
All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
October 18, 2023
Company reports are intended for educational use only. Full Disclaimer