Six Flag Entertainment Corporation

Texas
Media and Entertainment

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Six Flags Entertainment, doing business as Six Flags, vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs and supports ESG within its business practices. Six Flags implements DE&I training for its employees and hosted an all ages drag show in various parks. However, the company does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Six Flags Entertainment receives a Medium Risk rating.

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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.

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Six Flags  has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Code of Conduct applies to all suppliers and includes a commitment to not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation (1)(2). The company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

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

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Rationale

Six Flags does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1)(2).

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

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Rationale

Six Flags 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.

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Rationale

Six Flags hosts DE&I trainings for its top level leadership, and plans to address bias by “updating” its social media and hiring processes, and “changing any ride or attraction names that could be viewed as offensive” (1). Six Flags supports ESG within its business practices. The company stated “We endeavor to integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices that create sustainable economic value to our employees, shareholders, communities, and other stakeholders” (2).

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

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Rationale

Six Flags hosted all age drag shows in June of 2023 in various park locations (1).

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

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Six Flags does not operate a PAC at this time and has not lobbied in an ideological manner (1)(2).

All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
October 3, 2023

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