Spectrum

California
Telecommunication Services

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Summary:

Spectrum, a subsidiary of Charter Communications, has not terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs, though it vets suppliers according to LGBTQ policies. Spectrum does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination. It has not used its reputation or corporate dollars to support ideological causes or groups hostile to freedom of expression. For these reasons, Spectrum receives a "Lower Risk" rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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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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Neither Spectrum nor its parent company Charter Communications, has terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs. However, Charter Communications received a score of 90 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (1). Among other requirements, this means Spectrum (as a subsidiary of Charter) vets suppliers according to LGBTQ policies.

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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

Spectrum does not publish any charitable giving guidelines at this time. There is no language prohibiting donations to faith-based charities (1).

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

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Spectrum does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).

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

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Spectrum does have an LGBTQ employee resource group, and during Pride Month, highlighted an On Demand collection of LGBTQ films (1)(2). However, Spectrum has not externally promoted any ideological agendas.

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

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Spectrum’s parent company, Charter Communications, has donated specifically to the National Urban League’s small business development program (1).

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

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Spectrum’s parent company, Charter Communications, donates in a bipartisan manner to advance business interests (1).

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March 23, 2023

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