Virgin Group

Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Orbit
London, United Kingdom
Diversified Financials, Transportation

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Summary:

Virgin Group, does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees but has not publicly canceled business relationships based on views or beliefs. Virgin Orbit, one of Virgin Group's subsidiaries, provides a benefits package for employees which covers transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, and philanthropic support. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson issued a statement on the company website expressing his support for pro-choice policies. The Virgin Unite site has urged users to support organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign and the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network and to oppose state-level LGBTQ bills in North Carolina and Mississippi Virgin Money UK is a PCAF member, committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Virgin Voyages former CEO, Thomas McAlpin, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace. However, Virgin Group does not discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or beliefs. The company has not lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Virgin Group receives a Medium Risk rating.

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