Norfolk Southern has not terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs. However, Norfolk Southern will not donate to faith-based institutions or provide viewpoint protections for its employees. The company also has a supplier diversity program that preferences supplier relationships according to ownership, such as LGBTQ owned companies. Norfolk Southern has not funded ideological organizations. For these reasons, Norfolk Southern 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.
Norfolk received a score of 75 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (1). It has not pledged to deny vendors according to LGBTQ policies.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Norfolk Southern will not match employee donations to churches or religious organizations. Norfolk Southern’s matching gift guidelines state that “religious institutions or organizations, other than eligible educational institutions,” are ineligible (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Norfolk Southern does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
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.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Norfolk Southern donates in a bipartisan manner consistent with its business interests (1).
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March 27, 2023
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