Corprate Bias Ratings
Northern Trust vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, though the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. Northern Trust is a brass sponsor of Out & Equal and a member of Glasgow's Net Zero Alliance. However, it has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Northern Trust 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.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Northern Trust will not permit donations to “religious groups for sectarian purposes,” though this implies that the company will donate to religious organizations that engage in nonsectarian community work (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Northern Trust Asset Management 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). The company is part of the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative, committed to carbon neutrality with its investments by 2050 (3).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Northern Trust is a brass sponsor of Out & Equal (1).
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November 28, 2023
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