Warner Music Group
Corprate Bias Ratings
Warner Music Group vets vendors according to 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 but integrates ESG into all of its business practices. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. Warner Music Group supports the Equality Act and signed multiple statements in opposition of anti-LGBTQ legislation. The company has pledged support to BLM and related causes and partnered with LGBTQ group Outright International to celebrate Pride Month. However, Warner Music Group does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its PAC donations for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Warner Music Group 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.
Warner Music Group received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). Warner Music Group integrates ESG into all of its business practices and screens suppliers using environmental and social criteria (3)(4). However, the company 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.
Warner Music Group does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (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.
Warner Music Group has pledged support to BLM and related causes (1)(2)(3). The company’s Social Justice Fund donates millions of dollars to organizations that advance ” racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights, reproductive justice, criminal justice reform, and more” (4).Warner Music Group partnered with LGBTQ group Outright International to celebrate Pride Month by releasing a “WMG x Outright Pride playlist” (5).
All links were last accessed and all information was updated on:
November 30, 2023
Company reports are intended for educational use only. Full Disclaimer