Valhi

Texas
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Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Valhi Inc. vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company has not used its reputation or corporate funds for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Valhi Inc. receives a Lower Risk rating.

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Risk Level
Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

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.

Risk Level
Rationale

Valhi has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Code of Business Conduct and Ethics requires vendors to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their nondiscrimination policy (1). However, it has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

Valhi does not publish charitable giving guidelines (1).

Criteria

Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

Valhi does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

Valhi has not supported ideological causes or policies (1).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

Valhi has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1)(2).

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

Risk Level
Rationale

Valhi does not operate a PAC and has not lobbied for ideological purposes (1)(2).

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November 3, 2023

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