Synchrony has not terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs, despite not protecting employees from viewpoint discrimination. Synchrony pledges to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies and advocates for pro-LGBTQ policies. The company has not weaponized its funds to advance or support ideological causes or organizations hostile to freedom of expression. For these reasons, Synchrony Financial 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.
Synchrony has not terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs. It received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means the company vets suppliers according to their LGBTQ policies (1).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Synchrony will not donate to houses of worship but does donate to religious organizations that “serve a secular purpose,” “do not require participation in prayer, worship or other religious activities as a condition of receiving service(s) offered,” and “do not serve a religious purpose” (1). Habitat for Humanity and other religious organizations with a secular purpose do receive charitable donations from Synchrony (2).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Synchrony does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Synchrony’s foundation does not donate to ideological organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Synchrony has not used its PAC to support ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression (1).
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January 2, 2023
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