Vistra Corp

Texas
Energy

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Vistra Corp's CEO is a member of the Business Roundtable which promotes stakeholder capitalism. The company is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Vistra Corp has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs. It does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Vistra Corp receives a "Lower Risk" rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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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.

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There are no publicly known instances of Vistra terminating business relationships due to religious or political beliefs.

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

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Vistra will not support “religious groups for religious purposes,” but there is no language prohibiting support for faith-based charities aligned with the company’s charitable objectives (1).

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

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Vistra has not published any employee nondiscrimination statements aside from its Privacy Policy (1).

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

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Vistra CEO Jim Burke is a member of the Business Roundtable and Former CEO Curt Morgan signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (1)(2).

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

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Vistra is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (1). Otherwise, it has not used corporate dollars to support ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression (2).

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

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Vistra donates in a bipartisan manner and has not used its PAC for ideological purposes (1).

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May 24, 2023

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