The Hertz Corporation
Hertz, a car rental company, terminated its discount offering for members of the National Rifle Association after the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting. The company does not support religious organizations through its gift-matching program. Hertz does not have viewpoint protections for its employees. However, the company has not used corporate funds or its reputation to support ideological groups or causes hostile to freedom of expression. For these reasons, Hertz 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.
Hertz Global Holdings, the parent company of the Hertz Corporation, received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (1). Among other requirements, this indicates that Hertz vets suppliers according to their LGBTQ policies. Hertz ended its discount program with the NRA after the 2018 attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (2). NRA members can still rent cars through Hertz; there is no active NRA discount.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
There are no publicly known cases of Hertz using its corporate reputation to advance ideological agendas (1).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
There are no publicly known cases of Hertz using corporate funds to advance ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression (1).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
The Hertz Corporation does not have a PAC. Its parent company, Hertz Global Holdings, has not used its corporate funds for ideological purposes (1).
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March 24, 2023
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