Pilgrim’s Pride

Colorado
Food Beverage and Tobacco

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Pilgrim's Pride, which is a multi-national food company, does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination and a UK branch was criticized for allegedly threatening to fire employees who did not work on Diwali. The company has not used its corporate reputation or funds to advance ideological purposes. Pilgrim's Pride does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Pilgrim's Pride receives a Lower Risk rating.

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Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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.

Risk Level
Rationale

Pilgrim’s Food Masters, a UK branch of Pilgrim’s Pride, was accused of using fire and rehire tactics, threatening to fire employees who didn’t agree to new terms and conditions. Among these term and conditions was the removal of pay on the Diwali holiday (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Pilgrim’s Pride does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1)(2)(3).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Pilgrim’s Pride does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Pilgrim’s Pride has not supported ideological causes or policies (1).

Criteria

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

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Rationale

Pilgrim’s Pride has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies.

Criteria

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

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Rationale

Pilgrim’s Pride does not operate a PAC at this time (1).

All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
October 17, 2023

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ESG Category
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Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
4/26/23EnvironmentalMercy Investment Services, IncElimate Deforestation from Company Supply ChainsAgainst4.70%
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