Corprate Bias Ratings
Valvoline Inc., vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Valvoline screens suppliers according to its environmental criteria and implemented an ESG and Equality Council. The company participates in the Carbon Disclosure Project and discriminates against some religious organizations in its charitable giving. However, Valvoline has not used corporate funds for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Valvoline 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.
Valvoline has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Supplier Code of Conduct requires vendors to include sexual orientation in their nondiscrimination policy (1). The company screens suppliers using environmental criteria (2). However, Valvoline 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.
Valvoline’s charitable giving guidelines require that organizations abide by its nondiscrimination policy, including on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, thereby excluding some religious charities (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Valvoline supports ESG within its business practices. In 2022, the company implemented an ESG and Equality Council that has a “focus on strengthening Valvoline’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, including gender, racial and LGBTQ inclusion, and will work to further Valvoline’s efforts to integrate sustainability into the company’s business operations” (1). Valvoline participates in the Carbon Disclosure Project and received a “B” rating in 2022 (2).
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November 7, 2023
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