Nexteer Automotive

Michigan
Automobiles and Components

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Nexteer, which is an automotive supplier, 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. Nexteer discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving and supports ESG within its business practices. The company adheres to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals but does not lobby for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Nexteer receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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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.

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Nexteer has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Code of Conduct applies to all suppliers and includes a commitment to not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation (1). The company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

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Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

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Nexteer will not fund “sectarian religious programs” (1).

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

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Nexteer does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
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Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Nexteer supports ESG within its business practices, including a pledge to adhere to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The company stated “Nexteer’s commitment to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) / sustainability is woven into all aspects of our business.” (1).

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Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Nexteer has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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Nexteer does not operate a PAC at this time and has not lobbied for ideological purposes (1)(2).

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September 26, 2023

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