Corprate Bias Ratings
Uline's founders, CEO Richard Uihlein and President Elizabeth Uihlein, are well-known Republican mega-donors with extensive histories of donation to conservative figures and organizations. The Uihleins have primarily kept their beliefs separate from the company. Uline does not provide viewpoint protections for employees, though the company has not publicly terminated business relationships due to the perspectives of the founders. Uline does not have a company PAC, and the corporation itself has not donated to ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression. For these reasons, Uline receives a Lower 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.
Uline has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uline co-founders Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein are outspoken conservative mega-donors, and they together reached the position of second-highest contributing donors to any candidate in the 2020 election (1). Elizabeth Uihlein espouses her personal beliefs on contentious legislative issues, including crime policy, on her “Letter from the President” blog on the company website (2). She also sent out a petition to recall Democratic Wisconsin governor Tony Evers to Uline employees, citing her personal disagreement with his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic (3).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uline has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies.
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October 21, 2023
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