Textron has not terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs, though it does vet suppliers due to LGBTQ policies. It does not have viewpoint protections for its employees and, according to its charitable giving guidelines, may restrict donations to certain faith-based charities. However, Textron has not used its reputation or corporate dollars to support ideological agendas or policies. For these reasons, Textron 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.
Textron received a score of 60 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (1). However, it has pledged to vet suppliers according to LGBTQ policies. It has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Textrons charitable giving policy states that “Textron, Textron’s businesses and the Textron Charitable Trust will not make contributions in support of, but not limited to, the following types of requests: Organizations that do not align with Textron’s values, commitment to diversity or approach to Equal Opportunity. This includes organizations that discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation or other criteria of protected classes, as defined by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (1).” Due to this policy, some religious organizations may be prohibited from receiving donations.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Textron does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Textron has an active LGBTQ employee resource group but has not externally advocated for ideological agendas or policies (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Textron has not used its corporate reputation to support ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression (1).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Textron donates in a bipartisan manner and has not used its PAC for ideological purposes (1).
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March 23, 2023
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