Corprate Bias Ratings
Norfolk Southern has not terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs. However, Norfolk Southern does 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 supports the Equality Act. However, Norfolk Southern has not funded ideological organizations hostile to freedom of expression. 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 Southern has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs.
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).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Norfolk Southern is a member of CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion (1). Moreover, Norfolk Southern preferences “diverse” suppliers such as companies that are LGBTQ owned, African-American owned, and other categories (2)(3). Norfolk Southern is member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act (4).
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September 20, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|5/12/22||Governance||John Chevedden||Special Meetings - Reduce Ownership Req. to 10%||Against||44.79%|