Visa has terminated business relationships due to political beliefs with The David Horowitz Freedom Center after the SPLC labeled it as a hate group. The company also vets vendors for their LGBTQ policies. The company does not have viewpoint protections for its employees. It has also funded leftist groups hostile to freedom of expression, like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and promoted the Equality Act. For these reasons, Visa 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.
In 2018, Visa refused to allow donations to be processed if they were for the David Horowitz Freedom Center (1)(2). Visa uses SPLC The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means Visa has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (3).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Visa does not donate to religious organizations unless “the donation is designated for ongoing non-secular community service programs open to all persons, and which do not propagate belief in any specific faith as a requirement for receiving services” (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Visa does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Visa matches employee donations to the ACLU (1).
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March 23, 2023
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