Corprate Bias Ratings
UnitedHealth Group vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers travel costs for employee abortions and is a corporate partner of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). It also funds multiple LGBTQ organizations. UnitedHealth Group integrates ESG into all of its business practices and is committed to carbon neutrality by 2035. The company discriminates against religious organizations in its charitable giving. However, it does not use its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, UnitedHealth Group 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.
UnitedHealth Group received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1). There are no known instances of UnitedHealth firing anyone because of political 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.
While UnitedHealth Group has committed to multiple acts of public advocacy for the LGBTQ movement, they have generally avoided corporately advocating for ideological issues or policies (1). However, UnitedHealth has implemented various ESG practices, including a 2035 net-zero carbon emissions pledge and board diversity requirements (2). UnitedHealth Group CEO Andrew Witty is a signatory of the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge (3).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
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November 30, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|6/5/23||Governance||John Chevedden||Shareholder Ratification of Termination Pay||Against||35.37%|
|6/5/23||Governance||Educational Foundation of America||Political Contributions Congruency Report||Against||27.61%|
|6/5/23||Social||Mercy Investment Services, Inc.||Third-Party Racial Equity Audit||Against||20.21%|
|6/6/22||Governance||John Chevedden||Shareholder Ratification of Termination Pay||Against||42.56%|
|6/6/22||Social||Educational Foundation of America||Report on Congruency of Political & Lobbying Spending with Values and Priorities||Against||36.70%|