Williams Companies, Inc.
Corprate Bias Ratings
By complying with Human Rights Campaign's controversial demands, The Williams Companies, Inc. (Williams Companies), increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in marketing. Williams Companies forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Williams has implemented ESG goals into its business practices. For these reasons, The Williams Companies, Inc. receives a High 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.
There are no public instances of Williams Companies suspending users or terminating business relationships due to views or beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Williams Companies considers churches and religious organizations ineligible for charitable funding through its corporate grant program (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Williams Companies HRC 2023 CEI rating indicates the company agrees to allow a controversial stakeholder group focused on sexual identity issues to dictate marketing or advertising strategy (1)(2). By doing so, the company risks dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. Williams Companies has integrated various ESG practices into its business, receiving high rankings from the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the S&P Corporate Sustainability Index (3). Williams is a signatory of the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge (4). CEO Allen Armstrong is a member of the Business Roundtable but has not supported ideological initiatives (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Williams Companies HRC 2023 CEI rating indicates the company covers transgender related costs for its employees and their children, including paid short-term leave, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, chest surgeries, genital surgeries, medical visits and lab monitoring, travel and lodging. Additionally, the company has pledged philanthropic support of at least one organization or event that promotes sex and gender ideology (1)(2). By allowing a political stakeholder group to dictate operations, the company increases health care costs and risks dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders.
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January 11, 2024
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