Silgan Holdings

Silgan Plastics
Connecticut
Commercial and Professional Services

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Silgan Holdings, a global sustainable packaging provider, vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Silgan Holdings reports to the Carbon Disclosure Project, indicating a commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050. However, the company protects its employees against viewpoint discrimination, does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving, and has not used corporate funds for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Silgan receives a Lower Risk rating.

Criteria
Risk Level
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

Silgan has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Supplier Code of Conduct requires vendors to include sexual orientation in their nondiscrimination policy (1). However, the company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Silgan does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving.¬†From its Sustainability Report: “While many companies have begun to use their positions as employers to attempt to influence their employees on certain social and political issues, we value our team’s anonymity and respect their ability to decide for themselves” (1).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Silgan protects its employees against viewpoint discrimination. Its nondiscrimination policy includes “any other characteristic other than the candidate’s qualification to perform the task”, which would reasonably include viewpoint (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

Silgan discloses its carbon emissions to the Carbon Disclosure Project, which partners with organizations to help them reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 (1)(2). Otherwise, it has not supported ideological causes or policies (3)(4).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
Rationale

Silgan has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1)(2).

Criteria

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

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Silgan Holdings does not operate a PAC or engage in lobbying at this time (1)(2).

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October 25, 2023

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