Corprate Bias Ratings
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, PWC has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. PWC covers abortion-related travel costs for employees and is a founding member of the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality (PGLE). PWC has pledged support to BLM and related causes. The company is part of Glasgow's Net Zero Alliance and a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation. PWC covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children and has weaponized its PAC by donating to the Equality PAC. For these reasons, PWC 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.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
PWC’s PGLE membership reflects its commitment to “operationalize” company coverage of transgender surgery and treatment, the vetting of business partners based on LGBTQ+ policies, and the financial support of LGBTQ organizations on a global level (1)(2)(3). The company signed an open letter advocating for the Equality Act and joined a letter opposing laws like Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act that prevents discussions on gender/sexuality in K-3rd grade in public schools (4)(5). PWC U.S. Chair, Tim Ryan, co-founded CEO Action and regularly publishes PWC actions there, such as an LGBT Partner Advisory Board (6). PWC is a signatory of the Net Zero Financial Service Providers Alliance, committed to carbon neutrality by 2050 (7). Global Chairman Bob Moritz is a member of the Business Roundtable and signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (8)(9).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
PWC funds employee abortion expenses (1)(2). PWC 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 (3)(4). PWC pledged support to Black Lives Matter and related causes (4)(5)(6). The company is a founding member of the PGLE and a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (7)(8).
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November 30, 2023
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