Corprate Bias Ratings
Molson Coors vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Molson Coors covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. The company donated $1 million to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and also funds racial justice organizations and LGBTQ advocacy coalitions. Its Project Justice Initiative has donated $3 million to racial justice organizations including the National Urban League and the YWCA. Molson Coors regularly uses its reputation to promote LGBTQ causes. However, the company has not used its PAC contributions or lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Molson Coors 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.
Molson Coors received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index . Among other requirements, this the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). Molson Coors has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Molson Coors does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. It pledged $100 million by 2025 to “improve livelihoods, foster empowerment and build resilient communities” (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Molson Coors signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act and Business Statements on Anti-LGBTQ Legislation. (1)(2)(3) The company also signed the Business Statement in opposition to the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (4). Molson Coors offers a “Gender Affirmation Benefits” program to its Canadian employees that covers the cost of “masculinisation or feminisation treatments and procedures for their gender transition surgery” (5)(6). The company has marched in the Milwaukee Pride Parade every year since 2017 (7). Through the Miller Lite brand, Molson Coors aired an advertisement criticizing the lack of inclusivity towards women in the beer industry and offering to “buy back” distasteful beer ads featuring women (8) Molson Coor’s CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (9). Miller Lite has worked with the Matthew Shepherd Foundation for LGBTQ+ advocacy and Vizzy Hard Seltzer made a pride pack in collaboration with the HRC (10)(11).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Molson Coors 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). Vizzy Hard Seltzer is a gold corporate partner of the HRC, has donated $1 million to the HRC, and has publicly advocated for donations to the HRC on Giving Tuesday (3)(4)(5). Molson Coors has pledged over $4 million to Black Lives Matter and related causes (6)(7)(8)(9)(10). Molson Coors also supports the Bail Project, which pays bail for criminals and works to end the cash bail system (11)(12). Molson Coors is a copper sponsor of Out & Equal, a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored Denver Pridefest (13)(14)(15). Miller Lite launched the “Open & Proud” program in partnership with the Equality Federation, to which it has donated $450,000 ,and has partnered with the Matthew Shepherd Foundation for LGBTQ+ advocacy (16)(17)(18). The company’s “Tap Into Change” program raised $100,000 for LGBTQ+ focused organizations (19).
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November 28, 2023
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