ONEOK has not terminated business relationships due to ideological differences, though the company has pledged to vet vendors and suppliers for LGBTQ+, DEI statements, and ESG policies. ONEOK does not not provide viewpoint protections for employees, and the company discriminates against religious organizations its charitable giving. ONEOK has pledged funding to the BLM movement, though the does not use its PAC for political purposes. For these reasons, ONEOK 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.
ONEOK has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs. ONEOK has received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1). ONEOK incorporates ESG into its business practices (2). ONEOK’s Business Partner Code of Conduct requires suppliers to share its commitments to ESG and DEI (3).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
ONEOK discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1). ONEOK’s employee donation-matching program does not match donations for “religious purposes or supporting religious activities, commitments, and/or programs, service attendance/collection/tithe/offering basket, and so on” or to “any secular or non-religious organization that has a written policy that unlawfully discriminates on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, national origin, gender identity, disability, military/veteran status, genetic information or other categories protected by applicable law” (2). ONEOK also does not match grants for volunteer hours “for church service, church-related activities or religious groups” (3).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
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.
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May 23, 2023
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